Cinema 101: Director Jason Winer On Chasing One’s Dreams And Crafting An ‘Ode To Joy’

Filmmaker/producer Jason Winer (Modern Family, Arthur) has a ton on his plate this days with the release of his indie romantic comedy Ode to Joy and the fall release of NBC’s Perfect Harmony (he’s an executive producer and also directed the pilot). During our interview, we talked about the inner workings of Ode to Joy, a New York set feature that is headlined by Martin Freeman (The Hobbit trilogy, Black Panther) and Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, Homeland)

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CinemAddicts Ep. 100: ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon,’ ‘Love Antosha’ and ‘Ode To Joy’

It took us 3.5 years, but Anderson Cowan and I finally made it to 100 episodes on CinemAddicts. We’ve been picking up the pace lately (two eps. per month) thanks to our Patreon subscribers, and on this show we cover The Peanut Butter Falcon, Ode to Joy, and Love, Antosha. Details and audio of our podcast is below!!

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Nicholas D’Agosto Talks ‘Gotham’ And Harvey Dent’s Future

Gotham returns Monday night with the episode “Rogues’ Gallery,” as James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) adjusts to his new job as an Arkham Asylum corrections officer (Homeland and Firefly vet Morena Baccarin guest stars as Dr. Leslie Thompkins).
 James Gordon (Ben McKenzie, L) consults Dr. Leslie Thompkins (guest star Morena Baccarin, R) about a case in the "Rogues' Gallery" episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Jan. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jessica Miglio/FOX
James Gordon (Ben McKenzie, L) consults Dr. Leslie Thompkins (guest star Morena Baccarin, R) about a case in the “Rogues’ Gallery” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Jan. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jessica Miglio/FOX

Part of Gotham’s allure centers on the gradual development of the city’s heroes and villains. With everyone’s origin story on display, one of the characters that should receive a ton of attention down the road is justice seeker Harvey Dent (Nicolas D’Agosto). Dent’s story was effectively covered in Christopher Nolan’s masterwork The Dark Knight Rises, and now Gotham is taking a crack at Dent’s morally complex universe.

Ben McKenzie and Nicholas D'Agosto in 'Gotham.'  Cr: Jessica Miglio/FOX
Ben McKenzie and Nicholas D’Agosto in ‘Gotham.’ Cr: Jessica Miglio/FOX

In the Fox Audio Central video below, Agosto (Masters of Sex), talks about how he landed the role of Harvey Dent:

As for the emergence of Two-Face, D’Agosto doesn’t see that happening on Gotham anytime soon. Click on the Soundcloud audio below to hear the actor talk about Harvey Dent’s emergence in Gotham:

Gotham’s new episode “Rogues’ Gallery” airs Monday, January 5 on Fox (8 pm et/pt)