30 Minutes features a live in-studio interview with film makers Cheryl Nichols, Arron Shiver, and Cassidy Freeman. They were in town in support of the Arizona premiere of their film Cortez as part of the Tucson Film and Music Festival. The film was co-written by director Cheryl Nichols and actor Arron Shiver. Arron Shiver has appeared in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Netflix’s Longmire. Producer Cassidy Freeman was in Smallville and is currently in Longmire.
The synopsis states: “After a canceled tour, flailing musician Jesse Lirette seeks out an old flame in a small town in Northern New Mexico. When an arrogant attempt at inserting himself into her family fails, he must confront the mistakes of his past on his own.”
The film includes a soundtrack from composer Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek and songwriters Bethany Towes and Taylor Rice of Local Natives. The interview features a spin of Local Natives Mt. Washington and Arron performs a song from the movie.
Recorded and produced by Amanda Shauger