Feb 24, 2020
Indie film producer Jeff Culotta has had a truly singular path, which ranges from Lawrence Welk to Richard Kelly to Bobcat Goldthwait, and we get to all of it on this week’s A La Carte. Jeff discusses growing up in Abilene, Texas, and rebelling against his Air Force colonel father; moving to Austin, where the South by Southwest festival became a huge influence on the path he’d follow; then moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music and hooking up with Kelly on “Southland Tales,” which he describes as his film school. He talks about wearing many hats as a producer on movies including “World’s Greatest Dad,” “Bad Words” and the Jimi Hendrix biopic “Jimi: All Is By My Side,” as well as the challenges and opportunities of streaming and whether we should take our kids to R-rated movies. (The answer: Maybe …?) I love talking movies with Jeff so this was a blast. Listen and enjoy.