Sundance 2012 Interview: Mark Webber - 'The End of Love' Director
by Alex Billington
February 1, 2012
One of my favorite late-fest discoveries at Sundance 2012 was The End of Love, a film directed/written by, and starring, Mark Webber and his 2-year-old son. It's a beautiful film about a single father trying to raise a son, and the way Webber captures the connection and dialogue he has with his real boy is incredible. You may recognize Webber from any number of acting roles, as the "Talent" in Scott Pilgrim, or indies ranging from Explicit Ills to Shrink to Weapons, but he's as talented behind the screen as he is on it. Luckily, Ethan and I were able to meet up with Mark at Sundance for a fantastic interview about making The End of Love.
Our interview with Mark Webber talking about his excellent Sundance 2012 film The End of Love:
(Note: We filmed at a cafe at Sundance, apologies for the background noise and framing - did our best!)
We also recorded a video blog about our thoughts on the film from Sundance 2012, which also made the cut for our favorites of the fest. From the guide: "Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance as Mark grapples with his ability to grow up." I was fascinated by how he captured such intimate and unscripted moments with his son using Canon 5Ds, and I really wanted to discuss End of Love specifically, how he made it, everything that went into it, because I think it's a very special, impactful film that I hope can be seen outside of Sundance.