Sam Jones Off Camera new episode – Michael B Jordan
From Sam’s editor’s letter:
I also have great admiration for Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan, the latter with whom I was lucky enough to speak for this issue. In Fruitvale Station, these two gentlemen created a film that transported me to a world that was totally foreign and yet strangely resonant to me. And Jordan’s acting allowed me inside the mind of a young black man with a completely different frame of reference on society than mine. The decisions made by both Coogler and Jordan made the artifice of story completely disappear, and I found myself in an experience that broke my heart and gave me hope at the same time. It is a testament to these two young filmmakers that this story – which became a hot-button media event – could be told with such humanity and universality. As an artist, that is some inspiring shit, so to speak. They set the bar pretty high, and I can’t wait to see what comes next for both of them.
And perhaps most heartwarming about our conversation was Jordan’s complete optimism about his future. This man has ambition, drive, and a youthful exuberance that is infectious. He is 26 year old who has been, for the past 12 years, focusing on his craft with intense respect and dedication. If even half the actors his age have this sort of reverence for filmmaking, then our cinematic future looks very bright indeed.
Check it out on Direct TV or on the Off Camera site here