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  • Alistair Braidwood

The GFF 2020 Podcasts: The This World Won’t Break Interview…

Updated: May 7, 2021

For the last in our series of Glasgow Film Festival 2020 podcasts Ali spoke to director Josh David Jordan, actor & producer Jessica Marie Jordan, & actor & musician Greg Schroeder about their film This World Won’t Break.

As you’ll hear, this is an incredibly personal film for all of those involved, and they explain why this is, why no-one but Greg was going to play the central character of Wes, discuss the complex relationship between fathers and sons, the problem of loneliness, the marriage of blues and booze, how place and space play an important part in the film, the way in which the music is a character in its own right, and so much more.

You get the feeling that the sublime This World Won’t Break could not, and would not, have been made by any other group of people, and this shared vision is as clear in our conversation as it is in the film itself, about which you can find more at thisworldwontbreak.

l-r: SWH!, Greg Schroeder, Jessica Marie Jordan, Josh David Jordan. credit – Emma Ainley-Walker

This series of podcasts are in conjunction with GFF 2020, where we talk to various filmmakers, directors, and others involved with this year’s films and events, and the best way to make sure you don’t miss any of our podcasts would be to subscribe – (see below).

If you are new round these parts there is quite a substantial back-catalogue of podcasts for you to discover. If you aren’t yet a subscriber you can do so, (or simply listen) at iTunes, on Podbean, with Spotify, by RSS (but you’ll need to have an RSS reader to do so) or on MixCloud.

You can also download the podcast by clicking on the relevant link to the right of this post, or, if you want it right here, right now, you can listen on SoundCloud

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Although the festival is now over for this year you should follow them on Facebook and Twitter @glasgowfilmfest #GFF20 to keep abreast with highlights from GFF20 and be ready for GFF21. You can also sign up to the GFT Enewsletter which is not only essential for the festival, but all year round.


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