The husband and wife team of directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris made their feature film directorial debut in 2006 with Little Miss Sunshine, which redefined independent filmmaking, received worldwide critical acclaim, and was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture as well as winning the Independent Spirit Award for best feature. Their new film, Ruby Sparks, expands its limited release this Friday.
Go,See,Talk got to sit with them briefly and discuss their latest ensemble piece (which stars Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Steve Coogan, Chris Messina and Elliot Gould). Immensely enjoyable with a down to earth feel, Ruby Sparks is a highly entertaining and quirky indie comedy destined to be another gem in the duo’s crown…
A novelist struggling with writer’s block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.
Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and starring Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan, Ruby Sparks is in limited release now.