The Milwaukee director talks with Mark about his career thus far and the changing landscape of modern filmmaking.
Milwaukee’s film scene has been steadily growing in the past few years, and one of the many filmmakers benefiting from that growth is Carlo Besasie. The director and cinematographer has been working his way up the ladder since graduating from UWM’s film program, directing a number of short films including “Wishtaker,” “The Cherry Tree” and his most recent, “The Violinist.”
No stranger to cinema in Milwaukee himself, Mark Metcalf sat down with Carlo to talk about his background in the city’s film community, the new challenges and possibilities of modern filmmaking and hitting his stride only now in his “older age.”
“Backstage with Mark Metcalf,” a 2011 Milwaukee Press Club award-winner, is engineered and produced by Sahan Jayasuriya. The series, focusing on many of Milwaukee’s behind-the-scenes personalities, alternates between short (10-15 min.) and long (25-30 min.) segments. For the full archive of these podcasts, check out TCD’s Podcasts page.
Front page photo from Milwaukee Film Festival 2012 Sponsor Trailer, directed by Carlo Besasie with cinematography by Mike Gillis.