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A Place For Film – Heartland 2011: ‘Nathan And The Luthier’

In this interview we talk to writer/director Jacob Sherry and producer Jon Stante, the team behind Nathan and the Luthier, showing at Heartland this October.

Jeff Grafton and David Weirhake in Nathan And The Luthier

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Jeff Grafton and David Weirhake in Nathan And The Luthier showing at the 2011 Heartland Film Festival

Heartland Film Fest Interview – Nathan And The Luthier

In this interview, we revisit Nathan And The Luthier, a film that premiered at the IU Cinema in April of 2011, about a man in his mid-30s who returns home after his father’s death.

It was recently accepted into Heartland, so we sat down with the writer/director Jacob Sherry and producer Jon Stante to talk about the success of getting into a major film festival, the casting, and some of the challenges of making a student film not look like a student film. We also answer the question, “Just what is a luthier?”

You can also check out Episode 29 of the IU Cinema Podcast to hear our original interview with Jacob Sherry, done just before Nathan And The Luthier premiered.

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Andy Hunsucker

Andy Hunsucker is the creator and co-host of A Place for Film - The IU Cinema podcast. Along with his co-host Jason Thompson, he produces a weekly podcast focusing on events at the IU Cinema, and film at Indiana University. He also designs posters and video animations for the Cinema on a volunteer basis.

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