BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY directors Gita Pullapilly & Aron Gaudet are joined by cast member Aidan Gillen to talk about the shift from documentary to narrative, casting, and picking Maine as the setting for their teen drama. Watch the Q&A below, and read our review here.
It’s always interesting when Documentary filmmakers shift to narrative film. The first example that comes to mind is Pontecorvo, known for his film “The Battle of Algiers.” There’s always something unique about the decisions they make as filmmakers. With “Algiers,” Pontecorvo used non-actors, individuals that were around or part of the uprising. With “Beneath the Harvest Sky,” directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly went up to the northernmost part of Maine, and built a script around real-life stories they heard from people.