Interview: Observe and Report Writer and Director Jody Hill
by Alex Billington
April 7, 2009
Hitting theaters this weekend is an outrageous comedy called Observe and Report. You may know that it stars Seth Rogen and Anna Faris, but you may not know who is behind all the madness. Jody Hill is a filmmaker who came out of nowhere (specifically, North Carolina) in 2006 with a comedy called The Foot Fist Way that didn't actually end up in theaters until last summer. It made Danny McBride a star and broke Jody into the business, and now he's delivered his follow-up, a hilarious story about a mall cop who takes his job much more seriously than he should. Read on for my interview with the man behind the madness.
Watch the interview with Observe and Report writer/director Jody Hill:
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This video was shot using my Flip Mino camera. As you can certainly tell, I had a blast with this interview, and was very glad I had the chance to talk with Jody. As with almost every interview I do, when I walked out of Observe and Report, I instantly knew I wanted to talk to Jody Hill, not only to find out how they pulled off so much, but to get the true story behind it all. I really hope this has convinced everyone to see Observe and Report, because it's truly worth your time, even if only just for the ending, which I'm certain you won't see coming. Jody is a very talented up-and-coming filmmaker and I can't wait to see what he does next!