The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Producer David Permut of Hacksaw Ridge:
Leading producer DAVID PERMUT, the driving force behind several lauded movies, is heading into the final stretch with his most impressive accomplishment to date, “Hacksaw Ridge,” a 16-year labor of love from when he first got the rights via the family of Desmond Doss, the Medal of Honor award recipient on which the movie is based. Fast track to Oct 2016 when the Mel Gibson-directed movie premiered to critical acclaim and early awards season buzz at the Motion Picture Academy. Since, “Hacksaw” has won numerous awards including the Critics Choice, AFI Movie of the Year, Australian Film Institute Best Film of the year, the AACTA top honors and selected for every Top Ten film list of 2016. In all, “Hacksaw Ridge” has 43 wins, 68 nominations and is nominated for 6 Oscars.
In the “truth is stranger than fiction” department, Permut has become the leading independent producer who finds rare, “true life” stories which, with ace producing, spot-on casting and top notch below-the-line creatives, combine to create exceptional cinema. Hot on the heels of what USA Today calls the most “elegantly crafted war drama’s” successful theatrical run and now DVD release, February 21st, Permut goes right into a slew of projects slated for 2017.