Exclusive Video Interview: 'Harry Potter' Producer David Heyman
by Alex Billington
December 9, 2010
Although Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 has been playing in theaters for a few weeks, it's far from over, as the second half of the epic conclusion to the beloved Harry Potter series doesn't hit theaters until July next summer. I'm a bit behind with this and I apologize for the delay, but a few weeks back I got to sit down with franchise producer David Heyman, who has been one of the key producers behind the entire series - all eight movies. David and I ended up talking in depth about all things Harry Potter for nearly 40 minutes, so I've split up the video interview into two digestible portions, both of which you can watch below.
This is one of my favorite in-depth interviews and a must watch for Harry Potter fans. The first half, Part 1 below, focuses on developing the entire series, how it got to where they are today and his exact involvement. The second half, Part 2, focuses on Deathly Hallows, the split between the movies, budgets and lots more.
Watch my two-part interview with Harry Potter franchise producer David Heyman - Part 1:
Watch my two-part interview with Harry Potter franchise producer David Heyman - Part 2:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is currently playing in theaters now. You can comment in our own Sound Off discussion online if you're interested. Part 2 arrives in theaters starting on July 15th, 2011.
Thanks to Warner Bros and David for arranging this interview! The reason why this interview ran so long is because Heyman is one of those guys that I've been waiting and hoping to talk to for years. He's pretty much the all-encompassing "godfather" of the entire Harry Potter movie series, as he's been part of the franchise since the first movie hit theaters back in 2001. You've seen him in numerous behind-the-scenes featurettes and everywhere else, so I made sure to cover as many different Harry Potter questions as I could, especially since there are a lot of big questions to ask about this finale. I enjoyed the first part of Deathly Hallows and I'm already looking forward to the second half. Hope you enjoyed our interview with David Heyman as well!
Reader Feedback - 3 Comments
Good to listen to someone that genuinely loves the work he does.
Sonnychiba1 on Dec 9, 2010
That was a great interview. it was nice hearing the decision making that took place for these last two parts.
luigi on Dec 9, 2010
Yes, so refreshing to hear a Producer speak that loves film and film-making more than cashing the check. Trust me they are few and far between.
Bryanmakeup on Dec 9, 2010
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