From his early films like The Roost (2005) and Trigger Man (2007), to his work with other bootstrappy filmmakers on the original V/H/S anthology, to this year’s double — no, make that triple! — feature of X, Pearl, and soon MaXXXine, director Ti West has been a distinctive voice in the genre cinema landscape. So how perfect that he felt seen — and inspired — by another unique cinema voice, Peter Jackson. Jackson’s first film, Bad Taste (1987), saw him play multiple roles both behind and in front of the camera. It proved to a young Ti West that if you want to make a movie badly enough, you can always go ahead and do it yourself.
Then, Jordan has one quick thing about Jennifer Lopez’s next big (fictional) wedding.
About the show
On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them “feel seen.” It’s about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, “That’s me!” It’s an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relationship with movies, the impact they have on our lives, and how they influence our art.