Sundance: Whiplash Interviews with Miles Teller, Damien Chazelle, Paul Reiser & Austin Stowell

One of the runaway hits of this Sundance was writer-director Damien Chazelle’s opening night movie, Whiplash.

The film follows a young drummer (Miles Teller) who has his heart set on joining the realm of the jazz greats. But will he be able to cope with the never-ending pressure piled on by his hard-ass music school conductor (JK Simmons)?

Flicks And The City caught up with some of the film’s stars and writer-director at Sundance to find out more about the movie.

Miles Teller and Paul Reiser chat to us about their on-screen father-son relationship, jazz music, the challenges of being a drummer, which actors inspired them in their own careers, what lengths they’d go to for a movie, and what we can look forward to from them next:

Writer-director Damien Chazelle and Austin Stowell tell us about the inspiration behind Whiplash; their love of jazz music; the blood, sweat and tears of being a drummer; and their next movies including working with Selena Gomez:

Whiplash premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. To find out more about Sundance and the film festival visit www.sundance.org.

The festival will also be coming to the UK for Sundance London in 2014! For details of the films showing and how to book tickets visit www.sundance-london.com.