This interview was conducted in 2019, but we decided to have this Filmmaker’s section in our site to introduce more filmmakers that we cared, so it would be appropriate to have a multi-tasking man, Larry Fessenden would be the first person to introduce, I met him when I was a part-timer in a Japanese restaurant as a waiter in 2003, and he was occasional customer, we had a great conversation about the film in general. He was established filmmaker and I was just a waiter…but it didn’t matter as long as we talked the same language called…Cinema… （By Nobuhiro Hosoki)
Laurence T. Fessenden is an American actor, writer, editor, cinematographer, director and producer. He founded the New York based independent production company, Glass Eye Pix in 1985, which he continued to support the individual voices in the arts. Fessenden regards the old Universal Monsters as a substantial influence for him.
He is the director of the art-horror films, Depraved, No Telling, Habit, Wendigo and The Last Winter, as well as he TV films Skin and Bones and Beneath. He wrote the screenplay of Orphanage with Guillermo del Toro, an English-language remake of El Ophanato.
As an actor, Fessenden has appeared in numerous films, including Martin Scorsese’s Bring Out the Dead, Steve Buscemi’s Animal Factory, Brad Anderson’s Session 9 and Vanishing on 7th street, Jim Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers, Neil Jordan’s the Brave One, Glenn McQuaid’s I Sell the Dead for which he won best actor at the Slamdance Film Festival; Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy, Jim Mickle’s Mulberry Street and Stake Land, Jo’e Swanberg’s All the Lights in the Sky, and T’ed Geoghegan’s We Are Still Here. Fessenden also starred in theSundance Film Festival picture River of Grass, which was Kelly Reichardt’s debut feature.
Fessenden has also established a strong presence in the video game world. In 2015, he and Graham Reznick collaborated on writing the video game Until Dawn. Fessenden also played the role of a mysterious stranger armed with a flamethrower in the game itself. The game earned positive reviews and would go on to receive the “Original Property” award in the 2016 BAFTA Games Awards.