With his movie finally in theaters, writer-director Jake Goldberger can look back at the struggle to make his film, “Don McKay,” and laugh – a little.
Still, much of the mirth is reserved for himself and his naïve belief that landing the actor of his dreams meant his film was on the fast track. Seven years later, well, the fast track seems like a relative concept.
“The day he was nominated for an Oscar for ‘Sideways,’ my phone rings and it’s Thomas (Haden Church), saying he had read my script and wanted to do it,” Goldberg, 32, recalls. “In my naïve thinking, I thought we’d be making it in three months. It actually took another four-and-a-half years until we actually got the money. I had to move back in with my parents when I ran out of money.” (More…)