Neil Haley interviews Emmy Award-winning director Randy Barbato of HBO’s EVERY BRILLIANT THING

The Emmy Award-winning director and creator of hit series Million Dollar Listings and RuPaul’s Drag Race.  And movies like Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, Wishful Drinking, Party Monster etc  …see bio below EVERY BRILLIANT THING  …This is a very moving and uplifting adaptation of the popular stage play that’s been described as the perfect cure for the holiday blues. In EVERY BRILLIANT THING, Emmy Award winning directors Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey adapt the darkly comic and deeply poignant hit off-Broadway one-man show of the same name in which British comedian Jonny Donahoe recounts a life lived in the shadow of depression.   In the acclaimed show, a young boy attempts to cure his mother’s depression by creating a list of the best things in the world.  Featuring a surprising degree of audience participation, the show evokes laughter and tears in equal measure, providing an effective antidote to the holiday blues.  Please see below for more information. Award-winning film directors and producers; founders, World of Wonder Productions; authors, ‘The World According to Wonder’ Award-winning film directors and producers Fenton Bailey (right) and Randy Barbato (left) founded World of Wonder Productions in 1990 after meeting at NYU Film School. Since then they have created numerous documentary features and series that have captivated audiences both domestically and internationally. Their first visit to the Sundance Film Festival was in 1999, with their documentary Party Monster, which went on to win an Emmy® Award. They next brought the award-winning The Eyes of Tammy Faye and their scripted version of Party Monster, starring Macaulay Culkin and Seth Green, and their 2005 documentary, Inside Deep Throat, to Sundance.  Becoming Chaz was their seventh film to premiere at Sundance. The duo has produced or directed more than 23 programs for HBO, including Monica in Black and White, a feature documentary about Monica Lewinsky; Heidi Fleiss: Madam of Crystal; and Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking. In September 2011 The Strange History of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell premiered on HBO on the very day that the controversial military policy was repealed. Currently, they are in production on their latest HBO documentary, In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye, celebrating 120 years of Vogue. Their hit shows include Million Dollar Listing and Million Dollar Listing: New York for Bravo RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag U for Logo, Finding Sarah (about the Duchess of York’s spiritual journey back from disgrace) for OWN, Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood and All the Right Moves for Oxygen and Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys for Sundance Channel.  Life With La Toya, starring La Toya Jackson, is currently in production for OWN. Their premiere publication, The World According to Wonder, will be released in February 2013. The book is not simply a celebration of 21 years of production and people; it also has a story to tell. Bailey and Barbato began at the dawn of reality television, and they skillfully track the continued rise of this revolutionary format through their modest triumphs and abysmal failures. Their joyful passion for telling the stories of those on the margins of society is at the heart of this collector’s item that is at once a coffee-table book and a conversation piece. Over the years Bailey and Barbato have received numerous awards, including the 2003 Frameline Award, which recognizes filmmakers who have made a significant contribution to lesbian and gay media arts, and the 2010 Emmy® for their nature documentary The Last Beekeeper, and most recently they were honored with the 2011 Outfest Annual Achievement Award. With offices in Hollywood and London, the pair has produced cutting-edge fiction and nonfiction programming for HBO, Showtime, VH1, IFC, Discovery, MTV, OWN, TLC, E!, BBC, PBS, Channel 4 UK and other digital outlets that can be found online at The popular WOW Report receives more than 200,000 visitors per month.