Episode 03: Ryan Watt speaks with Who Took Johnny filmmakers Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley about their twelve-year process making this chilling film and their upcoming project on Dr. Sarno.
Who Took Johnny examines the infamous thirty-year-old cold case behind the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton.
The film premiered at Slamdance and this podcast was recorded at the 2014 Indie Memphis film festival.
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Michael and Suki’s filmmaking partner David Beilinson was not present for the recording
John Waters digs the movie
Both character study and investigative reporting
Also about media, history, memory, how we tell stories
Horns and Halos, previous documentary
The Franklin Scandal of child prostitution in Omaha, NE
Nick Bryant, writer of The Franklin Scandal
12 year process making the film
Premiered at Slamdance
Tough sell, people do not want to explore this subject matter
Loss of Americana, feeling of safety
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
John Walsh, America’s Most Wanted
Do Michael and Suki believe the big surprise in the film?
Dr. Sarno, upcoming documentary
Power of the mind on pain and healing
Ryan geeks out over Howard Stern appearing in the Dr. Sarno film
Missing Johnny, short version aired on MSNBC
Battle for Brooklyn, previous documentary
NEXT EPISODE: Funny Bunny director Alison Bagnall