A Zoom with a view: Madison filmmakers and APT actors make movie via teleconference

Posted April 24, 2020

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By Rob Thomas, The Capital Times. 

In this age of social distancing, we have work meetings on the teleconferencing site Zoom, we watch movies together via Zoom, we even have virtual happy hours together on Zoom.

Now two Madisonians have made a movie on Zoom, with 10 of some of American Players Theatre’s top actors.

“Talk to Me,” a 15-minute short written by Curt Hanke and directed by Jack Whaley, posted online Wednesday night at talktomefilm.com. The filmmakers, who both work (from home, for now) at Shine United advertising agency in Madison, hope the film fills a void for theatergoers and raises some money for actors and stage workers who have had their livelihoods put on hold by the pandemic.

“I think our goal was to make a fun, uplifting piece of art for APT playgoers, and hopefully theater and content lovers at large,” Hanke said in an interview Wednesday (via Zoom, of course). “The takeaway from the film is that we’re all doing the best we can. There are things we can control and things we can’t.

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