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YAHOO! VOICES Talks ALLEGIANCE

Posted by ALLEGIANCE on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, In : Interviews 


Karen Benardello interviews with Bow Wow, Aidan Quinn, and Director Michael Connors for YAHOO! VOICES.

Q: What was your working relationship together like while you were filming 'Allegiance?' How closely did you collaborate during the shoot?

Aidan:
It became very work-oriented, because we worked right through the script. (laughs) We did four scenes in one day. We started with a big monologue of mine, so we got right to work. We did a lot of movements at a lot of locations. We wouldn't have been...

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Filmmaker Magazine Interviews Director Michael Connors

Posted by ALLEGIANCE on Thursday, January 10, 2013, In : Interviews 


Harris (Filmmaker):
One of the most intriguing aspects of the movie is the palpable ambivalence we feel toward many of the characters’ choices – no one is necessarily right in this situation from a moral standpoint. Was that a starting point for you, to make something of such moral ambiguity, and if not, what was?

Connors: Yes, one of the things that I always found interesting about my own military experience is the constant choice between “two rights” or “two wrongs.” Most militar...

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KLBJ RADIO Interview with Director Michael Connors

Posted by ALLEGIANCE on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, In : Interviews 



Ryan Harris of KLBJ Radio (Austin, TX) interviewed Michael Connors at the 2012 Austin Film Festival and Conference


KLBJ: The location for Allegiance looked like an actual National Guard base, was it an actual base?

Michael Connors: Yes, long story. But we didn’t get permission from the Pentagon to make this movie with army cooperation. So we were forced to make it on deactivated old National Guard bases. So we shot on, it was actually a combination of three separate locations that made up t...

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From Short to Feature with Michael Connors

Posted by ALLEGIANCE on Sunday, October 7, 2012, In : Featured 



Writer/director Michael Connors’ Allegiance, based on his award-winning 2006 thesis short of the same name, follows Lieutenant Danny Sefton (Seth Gabel, “Fringe,” “Dirty Sexy Money") as he helps a fellow soldier go AWOL so he can visit his sick son before being deployed to Iraq. Here, Connors, who himself served in the Army and was recalled to fight in Iraq mere weeks before the scheduled shoot dates for his original short, writes about Recalled‘s unique path from short film to feat...

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