Zach is in Pittsburgh, visiting Point Park University to produce ‘The Chair’. While he’s there, he did an interview to local Pittsburgh Action News about his hometown pride, and also his new producing project. Watch the videos in our archive, see screencaptures in our gallery, and read the article below:
At 36, Pittsburgh native Zachary Quinto has taken one of the most recognizable characters in popular culture and made it his own.
He has played Spock in both of director J.J. Abram’s “Star Trek” movies, first replacing the legendary Leonard Nimoy, who originated the role, in 2009. It was the first movie of Quinto’s young career.
“I feel like I am carrying a mantle and I do feel like Leonard is passing something to me and handing something off to me that I am … that I take seriously, that I respect for integrity. It comes back to integrity,” Quinto said.
The February issue of Empire Magazine has a page featuring Zach, and thanks to our friend Carol we have it added to the gallery, as our last 2013 update!
The magazine is doing a Q&A to promote Banshee Chapter, which is out on DVD & VOD next January 27. You can find the scan and a high quality photoshoot up in our gallery.
Enjoy it and have an amazing 2014!
I replaced all screen captures of that short movies Zach did with Periods back in 2010 for larger quality ones, and have added some we was missing. You can check it all in our gallery, following the links below:
In addition to turning himself into Spock in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movies, actor Zachary Quinto has also transformed himself into a producer, making movies through his Before the Door production company. Both the company’s first feature film, Margin Call, and its recent release, Breakup at a Wedding, had a significant VOD component to their release strategy — something that Quinto says he won’t rule out going forward.
Breakup at a Wedding — which debuted on demand and on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and other digital platforms June 18 — is a comedy about a couple who decide to end their engagement but go ahead with the ceremony, using the same sort of found-footage technique often seen in horror films. Quinto has known the film’s director, Victor Quinaz, since their days at Carnegie Mellon, which Quinto attended with his Before the Door partners Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson.
The nature of the cast and material, Quinto said, made the film seem best suited for digital distribution.
“You get into the budget of the film and the reach of the movie and the fact that many of the actors in this are up-and-coming, and for some of them, it’s their first feature and there’s no big box-office name to draw people into the theater, but there’s very good quality material and really good acting great humor and good heart, so we wanted it to reach as many people as we could and we felt like the VOD platform was the way to do that,” Quinto said.
PERIODS asked the internet for the craziest/wildest/weirdest wedding moments and asked Zachary Quinto to pick his favorites. Check it:
Over the past few years, Zachary Quinto has established his acting rep by playing Sylar in Heroes, a couple of memorable roles on American Horror Story, and, of course, Spock in the last two Star Trek movies. So you could describe his transition into producing as, well, “logical.” Certainly it has gotten off to an encouraging start. Quinto produced director J.C. Chandor’s financial crisis movie Margin Call through the actor’s Before the Door company — the production outfit he runs with partners Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson — and exec produced Chandor’s Robert Redford-starring All Is Lost, which just screened at Cannes.
Through Behind the Door, Quinto has also produced the new film Breakup at a Wedding, a nuptials-themed comedy which is told through the lenses of the wedding videographers. Directed by Victor Quinaz and starring Quinaz’s brother Philip and Alison Fyhrie as the engaged couple this tale of a big-day-which-goes-horribly-awry is available on VOD from June 18.
Below, Quinto talks about Breakup at a Wedding and, below that, you can exclusively check out the movie’s new poster which was created by Tom Hodge (the designer responsible for the similarly eye-catching posters for The Innkeepers and Hobo With a Shotgun).
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I’m guessing you’re kind of happy to be talking about something which doesn’t involve spaceships.
ZACHARY QUINTO: Well, I’ve been having a great time talking about all that stuff, too. No complaints! But it’s always good to promote other projects that I have going on. The great thing about this movie is that it really is a friends and family situation. We’ve known Victor and Anna (Martemucci, who cowrote the film with the Quinaz brothers) for years. And to be able to give them this opportunity and to bring all the other collaborators that they work with on a regular basis into the equation was really gratifying for us. One of our main tenets is providing opportnities for people that we’ve loved and have inspired us for a long time and Victor and Anna are certainly among them.