BE GOOD director Todd Looby

This one’s 100% Chicago. Born and raised on the South Side, Todd Looby has been enjoying more than his fair share of success on the festival circuit these days. Looby will follow up the World Premiere of his short film LOLLYWOOD at Slamdance last month with the Chicago Premiere of said film alongside the Festival Premiere of his new feature BE GOOD at the Midwest Independent Film Festival next Tuesday. SCREEN’s Mike McNamara (who also runs the Midwest Indie) had a quick chat with Todd to chat about BE GOOD, his talented leads Thomas Madden and Amy Siemetz, how his newborn baby wound up in the film and Todd’s brand of what he calls ‘white knuckle filmmaking.”

Click on the player above to enjoy this interview then click here to view the trailer and buy your tix for Tuesday’s Premiere! Be sure to check back here for new episodes of FILMMAKER FOCUS WITH MIKE MCNAMARA on Fridays!