We got to know each other when she was in a production of my play, Home of the Great Pecan at The Drilling Company, and over the years I’ve seen two of her films, House of Bones (about her lovable, eccentric family and childhood home on Martha’s Vineyard — not to be confused with a horror film of the same name!) and The Hunt for Good Americans where she and a friend traveled across this great country finding and filming all sorts of cool characters. [I’ll put up links to see these films as they become available.]
I had heard a few stories about her most current project where she daringly finagled her way into Haiti 7 days after the earthquake of 2010. I knew there would be some amazing tales about that journey, and, boy, I was not disappointed. You must listen!
By the way, the Haiti documentary, Monsieur le Président, is playing TOMORROW as part of The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival at 10 am at the Chilmark School. Check out this great article from the Martha’s Vineyard Times.
Topics covered in the interview:
- Intro (0:00)
- Hello Victoria; growing up in Martha’s Vineyard in an artsy family (3:12)
- Film: House of Bones (10:39)
- Film: The Hunt for Good Americans (18:55)
- Back road hookers in Ely, Nevada, Crow Reservation in Montana (21:06)
- Blues man, Razorblade, in Clarksdale, Mississippi (27:22)
- Film: Monsieur le Président; the Haiti Earthquake in 2010 (32:29)
- The aftershock 6.2; drafted as a “nurse” (36:22)
- The Voodoo Priest, Gaston (41:50)
- Ukrainian transgender in Canarsie, NY (52:11)
- “Bizarre, Interesting or Horrible Audition Stories” (53:17)
As usual my buddy Sal Clemente (of Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra) who wrote the podcast theme song, “Here We Go Again,” plays us out. URO has a concert coming up. Click the link to find out more!