Forgotten classic: A Day with Timmy Page

Aspiring filmmakers can probably learn a thing or two from young auteur Timmy Page. From the paneled basement of his home in Connecticut, he explains how he came to be a movie producer/director, his philosophy of film making, his view of other more established film makers (Charlie Chaplin, etc.), and the art of plot development. Page also discusses his career as an actor and his philosophy for handling actors. This wouldn’t normally sound very captivating except for the fact that Page was only 12-years old at the time. The 18-minute film, directed by Iris and David Hoffman, was an award winner at several major film festivals in 1968 and still retains its humor and charm. VHS 5827

Incidentally Tim Page grew up to be a Pulitzer Prize winning author and classical music critic for the Washington Post.

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