Hello everybody, what’s up? You’re listening to I Was Just Wondering With Tom Salmon! The podcast that dives into music, film and games and everything else in between.
My guest on this week’s episode is Quinn Armstrong who directed, produced and wrote his first feature-length film Survival Skills (2019) starring Stacy Keach and Vayu O’Donnell. The film tells the story of Jim, the perfect policeman and the subject of a lost 1980s training video detailing his attempts to resolve a domestic abuse case outside of the law.
We jumped into Quinn’s experience working with the police as a domestic abuse volunteer that inspired him to write and direct the film, the pitfalls of nineteen-eighties nostalgia and what’s it like directing the Hollywood legend Stacy Keach.