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Danny Deckchair (Episode 44) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

Hot Date

Release Date: 02/01/2017

Director Jeff Balsmeyer was an American film storyboard artist itching to make his writing and directing debut.  His passion project was Danny Deckchair, a romantic comedy based on the real life adventure of California dreamer Larry Walters who tied helium balloons to a lawn chair to lift off into the sky over Long Beach in 1982.  After ten years of shopping the idea around and having recently married an Aussie and relocated there, Balsmeyer made and set his film in Australia.  Brit Rhys Ifans was chosen to play Danny, Justine Clarke came on as Trudy, his frustrated girlfriend, and Miranda Otto was a natural fit for Glenda, the new woman that comes into his life.  

Dan and Vicky discuss this low budget charmer from 2004.  Vicky catches us up on her participation in the post-inauguration NYC Woman's March and all her recent viewing including the films Patriots Day, Creed, Midnight Cowboy and the Count Yorga films and the TV shows Sherlock, Smash and Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events.  Dan tells us about his new off-Broadway show, Mother of Invention, and some of his recent watches including John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China and Memoirs of an Invisible Man, the recent big screen Passengers and The Bye Bye Man, the documentary Rats and TV shows Channel Zero and The Exorcist.  

We also read our first listener e-mail in a long time!

Soar with Hot Date 44 and Danny Deckchair on this Aussie flight of fancy.  Leave us some feedback.