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The Badger Game

Posted on May 30, 2015

Who’s the cast member you’d most likely want to share a pint with? Should more women wear polka dots? Find out from The Dodgy’s interview with Joshua Wagner and Thomas Zambeck, the filmmakers behind the award-winning dark comedy, The Badger Game, which co-stars Jillian Leigh, who was featured in our interview “City Babes.” This film had its international premier in Ireland, so raise a pint to that. How did you get the idea for the film? TOM: Necessity is the mother of invention, as they say. When I first sat down to write the script, the design was to write a single-location film. Most of that was driven by budgetary concerns, but also because I’ve always been attracted to films that make use of one…

Meet James DuMont

Posted on August 16, 2014

When The Dodgy ran into actor James DuMont outside Three Muses on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans, we had to look around for the cameras. After all, it seems as if DuMont is never not in front of cameras. And those cameras he’s in front of aren’t just filming anything. No, it’s quality work – on the big screen it’s Dallas Buyers Club, Get on Up, The Butler, the new When The Game Stands Tall and the future blockbuster Jurassic World. And then there’s television – those cameras filmed DuMont in the critically acclaimed Men of a Certain Age and Treme. The Dodgy didn’t have a chance to interview DuMont on Frenchmen Street but we caught up by phone recently while he was enjoying himself…

Talking “Treme” with Davis Rogan

Posted on June 15, 2014

“To be a fly on the wall for that fucking thing” If you’re going to interview Davis Rogan at a small  table outside Three Muses on Frenchmen Street between his sets expect interruptions. There was one guy, who I’m not really sure what he wanted. I think it was money. But Rogan explained to him what he was earning for his gig and the man was off. A few fans walked by with a “great job” (to Rogan, not me) or “love you/love your music.”  Another passerby asked Rogan where Adolfo’s was (above the Apple Barrel, also featured in Treme).  “Alex Chilton and I used to eat at Adolfo’s often,” Rogan says. Then legendary cornetist Jack Fine walks by. Rogan asks him to sit…