Vincent Kartheiser and Olivia Thirlby in Red Knot
We're so excited to present Visionaries, a new video series that explores the creative process one fascinating person at a time. The series will include filmmakers, TV producers, musicians and other entertainment masterminds.
First up is Scott Cohen, a photographer and filmmaker who is making his directing debut with Red Knot, a brutal, evocative study of a new marriage. Cohen shot the entire film over about a month on board a research vessel steaming its way from Ushuaia, Argentina, to Antarctica. Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser and Olivia Thirlby (Juno) star as newlyweds Peter and Chloe, who join the voyage when Peter, a writer, is offered the opportunity to interview a famous marine biologist. As a result, the trip also acts as their honeymoon, but as the seas grow more treacherous, so does the tension between them.
Adam Brody says his new animated series Good Vibes is the grungier version of his former hit show, The O.C.
"It has the rich side, but the very Venice Beach, graffiti side — and then with horny little surfers," he tells TVGuide.com.
Brody's Good Vibes character Woodie is the anti-Seth Cohen in personality — confident and thrill-seeking — but like the brotherly bond between Seth and Ryan on The O.C., Woodie befriends the new teen in town, Mondo (Josh Gad). The two become friends as Woodie shows Mondo the ropes around town while together they try to score girls (or even just a first kiss). "They're really a team on a quest for love and they're moderately successful. They inch towards the goal line [by the end of the season]," Brody says.
The O.C.'s Adam Brody is returning to series television as a beach blonde wannabe in MTV's upcoming comedy Good Vibes. (OK, so his character is also animated.)
From filmmaker David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express), Good Vibes tells
Josh Peck and Olivia Thirlby by JoJo Whilden/Occupant Films/Sony Pictures
With The Wackness, writer/director Jonathan Levine has emerged as one of the first, few voices of that generation sandwiched between X and Y: The one that had Biggie and De La, Tribe and the Wu as its own soundtrack. Set in the throbbing, sultry New York summer of 1994, The Wackness not only explores the coming of age of its characters, but also that of the culture, as New York adjusted to Mayor Giuliani and a new brand of hip-hop hit the streets.
In the intertwining stories of high-school grad Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) and Dr. Squires (Sir Ben Kingsley), Luke's middle-aged therapist, Levine captures the simultaneous anxiety, hope, disappointment and happiness that adult life foists on us again