Marshall Lewy talks ‘California Solo’, and working with Robert Carlyle

'California Solo' writer/director Marshall Lewy
‘California Solo’ writer/director Marshall Lewy

California Solo is a simple, quiet tale about a musician who escapes his troubled past by disappearing in the farm lands of Northern California. But you never really move forward unless you face the decisions you’ve made in the past.

It is the sophomore effort from writer/director Marshall Lewy. The New York-born filmmaker discusses with Tail Slate his latest film and what it was like working with its star, Robert Carlyle, the Once Upon a Time star for whom he wrote the part.

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‘Never Cry Wolf’ is a perfect, beautifully told story about one man’s journey to find himself

Charles Martin Smith in 'Never Cry Wolf'
Charles Martin Smith in ‘Never Cry Wolf’

When I was a kid, Never Cry Wolf was the first film I went to see alone. It was 1983, and I was 8 years old. I went to see the movie 13 times, 12 of which alone.

I don’t know what struck me about the film, but I was completely taken by it. Fascinated. I loved the story, and continually scratched together the five to six bucks I needed to see the movie, and buy a soda and popcorn.

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