Sep 15, 2019
2019: Pity the poor indie filmmaker. I’m sitting around for three years with nothing better to do than be anxious for Quincy Rose’s follow-up to the brilliantly titled and whack-a-doodle Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends, while he’s out hustling a budget, writing, directing, editing and submitting his latest creation, The Narcissists, to film festivals and seeking a distribution deal. Where does the time go?
QUINCY ROSE podcast excerpt: "I don't know if (my godfather) Woody (Allen) watched 'The Narcissists'; I did send it to him but he's been busy shooting his newest film. But he did call me when my dad (Mickey Rose) was ill and he said, 'So I watched "Miles To Go" and yeah, I gotta tell you -- it's not a bad movie!' I thought that was the greatest compliments I could ever get from Woody. He doesn't think any of HIS films were good, so it was really great (to hear). He said it reminded him of what he used top do in his younger days."
The good news is that, thanks to President Trump, at least today we can all spell “n-a-r-c-i-s-s-i-s-t-s,” so that’s one mountain climbed for the young filmmaker, who is the son of the late, legendary comedy writer Mickey Rose, one-time partner of Woody Allen. And Quincy is Woody’s godson, which might explain more tthan a few influences in the film, such as the long, loving camera shots of New York City, the sharp, biting conversation between the four principals, and the naming of the character of “Letty.” Letty Aronson is Woody’s sister’s name. Joining me today are Quincy Rose, who stars in the film as “Oliver,” and one of his co-stars, Augie Duke, who plays “Letty.”