Hannah Marks can do it all. Over the past year or so, I’ve made sure to highlight her acting, directing, and writing, whether it has been in Banana Split, I Used to Go Here, or now Mark, Mary & Some Other People. Marks is just an up and coming force in Hollywood. So, when given the chance to talk to her again about her latest writing and directing project, lept at the opportunity. Being conducted right before my chat with Hayley Law and Ben Rosenfield (found here) that went up on the site yesterday, she was, unsurprisingly, the best. Law and Rosenfield set the stage, and now, round two with Marks continues our highlight of her tremendous indie movie.
For those who didn’t see my previous chat with Marks from around the Tribeca Film Festival, that’s here and includes this intro:
If my raves about Banana Split didn’t clue you in last year, I’m a pretty big Hannah Marks fan. The actress/writer/director is truly a unique talent in the industry, one whose star is very much on the rise. 2020 saw her co-write in star in that movie, while she has a new flick playing now at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival in Mark, Mary & Some Other People. In case you missed it, I gave it a rave review here, and now to supplement that, I present to you my conversation with Marks herself. We had a nice long chat about her films, how she sees the world, and much more.
In case you missed the aforementioned review, a taste of that out of Tribeca is below:
Hannah Marks is a true talent in this industry. The fact that she’s not better known as a creative genius is a pity, but one that is surely changing. Last year, her writing/starring effort Banana Split was one of 2020’s best, bar none. Now, she comes to the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival with a new movie. This time, she just writes and directs, putting all her focus behind the camera. The end result is a brilliantly entertaining flick in Mark, Mary & Some Other People. Marks takes a premise that could be wildly bungled and spins gold out of it. The end result is not just one of the festival’s best, but one of the year’s best films so far, overall.
Below, you can see my latest discussion with Marks. It’s a good companion piece with the last one, so be sure to watch both. Regardless, Marks is again an utter delight and seemed super excited to be talking again. Plus, any excuse to talk about Mark, Mary & Some Other People, as it’s just a phenomenal flick.
Here now is my interview with Mark, Mary & Some Other People filmmaker Hannah Marks. Enjoy: