"A small town reacts to a scandal" might be the official synopsis, but it doesn't even begin to describe director Bob Byington's indie comedy Frances Ferguson starring the remarkable Kaley Wheless. Enter the mind and dry wit of Byington.
Frances Ferguson – Bob Byington Interview (Special Episode)
Piecing It Together Podcast
On this special episode we follow up Episode 124's conversation about Frances Ferguson with an interview with the film's writer/director Bob Byington. Known for his bone dry indie comedies, getting to talk to Bob was awesome, especially since this movie about a woman whose life spirals after an affair with her student is one of my favorites of the year.
AFS Viewfinders Podcast: Bob Byington & Kaley Wheless on Independent Filmmaking
AFS Viewfinders Podcast
Filmmaker Bob Byington & actress/writer Kaley Wheless talk to AFS programmer Lars Nilsen about their new film, FRANCES FERGUSON in advance of its October 26th screening at AFS Cinema. Byington also discusses casting, the challenges of low-budget filmmaking, and the current state of content distribution. Tickets: https://www.austinfilm.org/screening/frances-ferguson/
ChatCast 33: Bob Byington & Kaley Wheless on 'Frances Ferguson'
The itmodchatcast's Podcast
This week we're lucky enough to have both the director and star of "Frances Ferguson" joining us in The Dork Cave. Bob Byington and Kaley Wheless have a unique creative relationship; having workshopped the hero of their story well before having a story for her to fill. In this conversation, we explore the joys and challenges of spearheading a production, the method of balancing the comic with the tragic, and the nervous excitement of finally unleashing your story upon the world. Put this empathetic oddball character piece on your radar, and make sure to follow the film on Instagram at francesfergusonfilm. Of course, you can also follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork and @WBDass.
From 2009: Joining filmmaker Bob Byington in this interview is "Harmony and Me" actress and producer Kristen Tucker. In the film, she plays Jessica, the woman who dumps Harmony and bursts his heart in a million, billion pieces, setting the action in motion.