I had the pleasure of sitting down with Alex Winter to talk about all things fatherhood and Bill and Ted Face the Music. Alex shares his views on fatherhood and how being a dad has changed him. We talk about the Bill & Ted trilogy. He opens up about what it was like to work with the crew again for Bill & Ted Face The Music. Then, he shares why it was necessary for Bill & Ted Face The Music to involve fatherhood. We finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five.
About Alex Winter
Alex Winter is a director, writer and actor who has worked across film, television and theater. Winter entered show business as a child actor with co-starring roles on Broadway in The King & I and Peter Pan. Recently, he came to prominence in movies such as Warner Bros’ hit The Lost Boys and the wildly popular Bill & Ted franchise. As a filmmaker, Winter’s narrative features include the cult classic Freaked, for 20th Century Fox and the critically acclaimed Fever, for Lionsgate, which screened in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.
In 2019, Winter released two new documentary feature films; The Panama Papers, about the biggest global corruption scandal in history and the journalists who worked in secret and at great risk to break the story. A multiple award-winner, The Panama Papers is executive produced by Laura Poitras, opened to a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and is out now on Hulu, AmazonPrime and Epix in the US. In release and touring festivals worldwide is Trust Machine, about the rise of bitcoin and the blockchain, available at Breaker.
Recently, he just completed is Zappa, the first all-access documentary on the life and times of Frank Zappa. The Kickstarter campaign for the project was the highest funded documentary in crowdfunding history.
About Bill and Ted Face The Music
The stakes are higher now than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William “Bill” S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore “Ted” Logan (Keanu Reeves). Now, to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure. So, now a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they are helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends!
About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.