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Video – How a First-Time Director (Featured in Spurlock’s New Doc) Snagged a Star

First-time director Shawn Ku was at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival with his film Beautiful Boy, a story about parents struggling with the loss of their son, who kills himself after going on a shooting rampage at school. I sat down with Ku to talk about how personal this story was for him and how he attracted such big-name talent as Maria Bello and Michael Sheen. The film won the FIPRESCI Prize, awarded by international critics in the Discovery category of the festival.

Watch the video below to see a clip from my interview with Ku. For more on the journey he and three of his fellow filmmakers took at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, tune in Tue., Oct. 12, at 11PM | 10C, to watch the AMC News documentary Committed, directed by Morgan Spurlock and executive produced by Spurlock and yours truly.

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