Nick Toti is the director of 20+ underground movies, including Kill, Kobek... Kill! (recently removed from Amazon Prime for "failure to meet customer expectations on quality"), St. Frances of Hollywood (recently postponed indefinitely from its West Coast premiere at San Francisco's Other Cinema), Ringu: Meme Origins (the only short film to receive no applause in its block at DTLA Fest), and The Complete History of Seattle (rejected by every festival that considered it). Between his sundry failures, Toti has spoken at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam following a screening of his 25-hour-long documentary Liveblog by Megan Boyle, been featured numerous times on DC's - The blog of author Dennis Cooper, and produced award-winning work, such as Master Class (Audience Award at Austin Film Festival), It Felt Good to Have This Pain (Best Short at Fresno Film Fest), and Disenchanted (Best Writing at New York Television Festival). He lives in Kirksville, MO.
January 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 30 mins
My guests are David Shields, Nick Toti, and Rachel Kempf about The Very Last Interview (Shields' forthcoming book), film-adapted by Toti and Kempf and released this month. Shields is the author of over twenty books including Reality Hunger, Other People, How Literature Saved My Life, The Trouble with Men, That Thing You Do With Your Mouth, etc. While The Very Last Interview will not be released until early 2022 by New York Review Books, Toti released the 30 minute short earlier this month via Vimeo.