Review Fix Exclusive Queens World Film Festival Coverage: Russell Greene Talks ‘Easy Street’

Review Fix chats with director/writer/editor Russell Greene who discusses his film “Easy Street,” set for at a run at this year’s summer screening session of the Queens World Film Festival.

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Review Fix: What was the inspiration for your film?

Russell Greene: It was a reaction to seeing so many politicians I admired have spectacular downfalls—Spitzer, Edwards, Weiner, etc. I envisioned a scenario where you could be a fly on the wall at a crucial moral moment early in a career like that. Also, to explore an intense event in our lives that I hadn’t seen on film—an interview for The Big Job.

Review Fix: What was the most challenging part of making it?

Greene: Securing realistic locations and props on a limited budget.

Review Fix: How do you want it to be remembered?

Greene: As a snapshot of the political environment in post 9/11 government and politics—and for the silly jokes.

Review Fix: How does it feel to be a part of the festival?

Greene: Of the 40+ festivals in which the film screened, QWFF was right at the top of the list. Everyone was so accommodating and supportive—and the amazing thing is that 4 years later they still support me and the film. That is truly unique.

Review Fix: What’s next?

Greene: Currently, a film I edited called The Witness is in theaters (including in Kew Gardens) about an iconic murder in Queens. I’m editing a film called Tribal Justice about Native American tribal judicial systems directed by Anne Makepeace. Then I will be starting an edit on a doc about the Blue Note jazz label directed by Sophie Huber. I hope to shoot another narrative short in 2017.

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of ReviewFix.com and is the author of the upcoming book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late Examiner.com. He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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