My video interview with “Favor” writer/director Paul Osborne at 2013 Fort Lauderdale Film Festival

On Saturday, October 19, 2013 I attended the highly-anticipated screening of Favor at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. The event was held at the legendary Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The film was a selection in the American Indie Features section.

Multi-hyphenate filmmaker Paul Osborne has crafted a shockingly dark and unflinching neo-noir thriller that Tarantino would applaud. This is the first full-length narrative feature for Osborne, who’s worn various hats on close to 20 film and television projects. Blayne Weaver stars as Kip, longtime best friend of Marvin (Patrick Day). The movie opens with Kip asking Marvin for a huge, scary, life-changing favor. Madness ensues...

Weaver made a name for himself as the voice of Peter Pan in several early 00s Disney productions. Astute readers of this site might recognize him as the writer/director of Weather Girl, one of my Top 10 from the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival. He has over 30 TV and movie productions to his credit. Patrick Day began his film career as Bobby Wayne in 1987’s Ernest Goes to Camp. He’s since become a familiar face on both the big and small screens with over 20 projects under his belt. Genre legend Jeffrey Combs (Herbert in Re-Animator) makes an appearance as well.

Favor is set for release next spring (details forthcoming). Put it on your list and prepare for a cerebral sucker punch.      

After the screening I sat down with writer/director/cinematographer/editor Paul Osborne for a candid, in-depth discussion about the film. There are NO spoilers in this interview. The teaser trailer and poster are below the interview.


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Interview with "Favor" Writer/Director Paul Osborne at FLIFF 2013

I sat down with "Favor" writer/director/cinematographer/editor Paul Osborne at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International…
  • Video Release: October 21, 2013
  • Length: 24.65 min
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FAVOR Teaser Trailer

First trailer for the independent thriller FAVOR, starring Blayne Weaver and Patrick Day....
  • Video Release: February 18, 2013
  • Length: 1.68 min
  • Views: 1065


Larry Richman

Larry Richman

For 20 years I was a professional in the entertainment industry, from commercial broadcast radio in America's fourth largest market to band management to record production. But my passion is independent film, and I spend much of the year traveling to film festivals to see indies and meet the actors, directors, and others responsible for creating them. I'm a writer, photographer, and videographer, currently serving as Senior Vice President for Media & Technology and Public Relations at PROnetworks as well as Editor at

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