John Sayles' AMIGO and A Moment in the Sun out at last.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Making of Amigo October 12 on AMC

John Sayles, the prolific independent American director and screenwriter, has made literally dozens of films that have taken him to film festivals around the globe for decades. His entry at the Toronto International Film Festival this year was Amigo, a film set during the Philippine-American War. Sayles talked with me about how he shot the film under budget and time constraints, using a largely local Filipino crew.

Watch the attached video below to see a clip from my interview with Sayles. For more on the journey he and three of his fellow filmmakers took at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, tune in Tue., Oct. 12, at 11PM | 10C, to watch the AMC News documentary Committed, directed by Morgan Spurlock and executive produced by Spurlock and yours truly.


  1. John, Maggie, I truly hope you guys find a distributor for Amigo soon! I enjoyed seeing you guys in Spurlock's documentary last night. That footage with Chris Cooper looks so thrilling, I don't see why a distributor wouldn't want to produce this film.

  2. Like we say in our house, Adam,"From your lips to God's ears". Or anyway, to the ears of some mere mortal distributor. Stay tuned.