Being John: a word with yourself

An actor takes on a character only for the character to take on the actor. That's when things get real.

  • Eric Schachter
    Frail, Au Pied du Mur, Harlem USA...
  • Jan Gromadzki
  • Eric Schachter
    Harlem USA, Au Pied du Mur, A Show for Myself
  • Jan Gromadzki, Marysia Gromadski
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    35 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 6, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Distributor Information
  • East Indie Company
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Eric Schachter

Raised and retired in England with fifty years across the Atlantic in between, I have spent most of my life muddling through and paying the rent. Then I got lucky and enough money to make films, write books and wonder when this ridiculous business of learning from one's mistakes will ever end.

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Director Statement

Directing this film was a matter of letting the subjects' stories unfold and missing as little as possible of each twist and turn.