Ryan Frost, writer/director of the upcoming September Morning, took some time over the weekend to talk to Solzy at the Movies about the new film.
Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you?
Ryan Frost: Doing well, thank you. It’s really hot in LA. There’s like fires just north of here so pretty crazy. I went outside there was ash on my car. Unique. Other than that, doing well.
You wrote and directed September Morning, which is coming out in select theaters and on demand this Friday. What was it like to revisit 9/11 through this film?
Ryan Frost: I had a few opportunities to do it because the way the project started when I had written the script originally, I had sent it out to a bunch of theater companies—national and regional—and a theater company in Virginia ended up doing a staged reading at a commemorative event back in 2014. When I went back to that to rehearse with some of the actors in that, it was a little bit of a surreal experience because you’re kind of trying to explain what it was like. I remember the first reading we did. The reading was very dour and people were kind of just projecting their own thoughts about what they thought 9/11 was. These actors were kids at this time. They were all like 8 or 9 years old. When we did the film, they were even younger.