Last month, Chaysen Beacham, the director and producer of the forthcoming film POLARA, had a chance to sit down with podcast host Michael Azevedo of Making Media Now to discuss his filmmaking background, his creative process, and the behind-the-scenes stories about filming an epic road trip movie across 13 states in an antique car.
Imagine the challenges of taking an antique car on a cross-country adventure not once, but thrice! The resilient cast and crew of POLARA faced these obstacles head-on, as they embarked on a journey that brought the 1968 Dodge Polara to life. Tune in to hear about their triumphs and tribulations, as Chaysen shares their experiences of navigating the highways and byways of America with this vintage gem.
At its core, POLARA embodies the energy of the classic road movie. It's a celebration of the enduring spirit of adventure, the unwavering hope of youth, and the triumph of optimism over cynicism. Beacham discusses how the fresh new talent – Finn Haney, William Chris Sumpter, and Katherine Laheen – are showcased in this film, bolstered by the performances of journeyman actor Paul Guilfoyle and veteran Ross Partridge.
POLARA isn't just a film – it's a love letter to the forgotten roads of the United States. Be prepared to veer off the beaten path and explore the beauty of the American road like never before. Through stunning visuals and a heartfelt narrative, this film captures the essence of exploration, rediscovery, and the hidden treasures that lie along the winding roads of our great nation.
We invite you to tune in to this insightful episode of Making Media Now, which paints an intricate portrait of the creative process, the challenges overcome, and the vibrant tapestry that is POLARA.