Mark Webber is independent from head to toe. He sees the system, He use the system. He suffers from no Josh-style angst and he is having the time of his life now making the kind of indie films Hartnett might envy.
He’s not only wrote, directed and acted, but raised the budget of his last film through a friend, a Vegan ice cream shop owner in LA. (I’m not making this up)
Fresh from a reasonable showing at Sundance, accompanied by his new girlfriend Teresa Palmer, the young Australian star, Mark Webber was in Krakow with his film, The End of Love. Respectably reviewed in The Hollywood Reporter, Mark had his eye on the $100,000 grand prize from the Off Camera festival.
WRR: “I have not prepared as well for this interview as I did for Costa-Gavras for the simple reason that I didn’t know until yesterday that I would have the pleasure.
MW: That’s fine! Don’t worry
WRR: But, I did happen to find and watch—wait for it—Snow Day (2000) last night.” Snow Day was a very successful studio formula comedy that got Webber noticed both in Hollywood and by a larger public.
MW: Oh my fucking god. Of all the films!
WRR: I know, I know. But I enjoyed it.
MW: That’s hilarious!
WRR: Chevy Chase, Pam Grier . . . Iggy Pop. What was it like working with him?
MW: He was great. But at the time it was funny. I had to research who Iggy Pop was. I was like 19 years old and I never really listened to his music. It wasn’t till later that I realized Fuck I did a movie with Iggy Pop.
WRR: What was he like?
MW: He was just a regular guy. Funny and sweet. Charming and so not like a punk rock god! He took it very seriously.
WRR: He’s a pro’s pro.
MW: Yep. He’s a total pro.
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