Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2013 Academy Awards is the critically acclaimed film Beasts of the Southern Wild, which is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD. The movie was co-written by director Benh Zeitlin and playwright Lucy Alibar, who also wrote the stage play that the film is based on, and stars Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis and Dwight Henry.
Late last year, IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick had a chance to sit down with playwright-turned-screenwriter Lucy Alibar to talk about her work on Beasts of the Southern Wild. The Oscar-nominee discussed the film, having the idea for the stage play, adapting it into a screenplay, working with director Benh Zeitlin, the movie's magical elements, casting five year-old Quvenzhane Wallis and newcomer Dwight Henry, and the overwhelming success of the project.
To watch our exclusive interview with Lucy Alibar about Beasts of the Southern Wild, please click on the video player above.
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six year-old Hushpuppy (Wallis) must learn the ways of courage and love.
Beasts of the Southern Wild is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD.