Quadruple-threat director/actor/writer/composer Frank LaLoggia speaks to us from his home in the Italian countryside.
Frank is currently most known for his classic ghost story Lady in White (1988). He also wrote and directed the cult favorite Fear No Evil (1981) and Mother (1996), starring Diane Ladd and Olympia Dukakis. In his varied career he has crossed paths with the Coen brothers, legendary casting director Lynn Stalmaster, Sean Penn, and even Spider-Man.
In this interview we discuss:
- Financing and producing Lady in White.
- His early super-8 and 16 millimeter short films.
- His television acting work, including a major role in the American remake of Fawlty Towers.
- The production and aftermath of Fear No Evil.
- The production and aftermath of Mother.
- His work on the earliest drafts of the Spider-Man movie.
- His passion project The Giant, about the creation of Michelangelo’s David.
- His newest project Miro/Miranda.
Here’s the trailer for Frank’s 10-minute Miro/Miranda promo:
And here is the link to his Frankie Goes to Tuscany album, which was the genesis for the Miro/Miranda feature project.
For more information, or for access to the full 10-minute version of the Miro/Miranda promo, please visit www.MiroMiranda.com.
Update: Frank LaLoggia has kindly shared this (very!) early short film. He was 16 years old when he directed, scored, and starred in “The Clown and the Light” to get out of a high school writing assignment (listen to the podcast for the whole story).
Check it out here: