Guests: Director Kasper Collin & Sasha Stone of Awards Daily
On this week’s episode, we speak to Kasper Collin who directed the critically acclaimed music documentary I Called Him Morgan. Collin’s documentary accounts the life and musical legacy of jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan and the life of his common-law wife Helen Morgan, who would first save his life, then kill him.
The documentary premiered at the Venice Film Festival and Metacritic announced the film as the best reviewed movie of the first half of 2017.
We also speak to Sasha Stone of Awardsdaily.com to discuss the entertainment industry’s reaction to the disturbing sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein and the Oscar Academy’s decision to expel Weinstein.
Kasper Collin is a Swedish documentary filmmaker, writer, producer and director. His first documentary My Name is Albert Ayler was released in 2007 to critical acclaim. The film documents the story of avant-garde saxophonist Albert Ayler and his life. His most recent documentary I Called Him Morgan tells the intriguing and tragic life of jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan.
Sasha Stone is the founder and editor of the film/awards site Awards Daily. She has written for Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and The Wrap.