1334 Elijah’s Ashes? Dad brings brothers together, tears apart! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today’s Guest: Ryan Barton-Grimley, co-writer, director, co-star, “Elijah’s Ashes”



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Elijah's Ashes, starring Ari Schneider and Ryan Barton-Grimley, Mr. Media Interviews

Elijah’s Ashes, starring Ari Schneider and Ryan Barton-Grimley, Mr. Media Interviews

If you only see one madcap road comedy about step-brothers this year – and you’ve already seen the one Will Farrell made a decade ago with John C. Reilly – check out Elijah’s Ashes, starring Ari Schneider and my guest today, Ryan Barton-Grimley.

Elijah’s Ashes has everything you could ask for in an indie comedy, including:

• A possible suicidal dad

• A straight brother and a gay brother who hate each other

• The straight brother having gay sex

• The gay brother nearly having straight sex

• A possible act of necrophilia

• And a prison short bus.

RYAN BARTON-GRIMLEY podcast excerpt: “In order to frame all of the stuff that my character, Kevin, was doing — so it didn’t just seem this diatribe of stupidity and homophobia — the audience needed to know this was meant to be absurd. The guy is an idiot!”

What else could you want? Barton-Grimley, who wrote and directed Elijah’s Ashes in addition to co-starring as the straight, obnoxious, homophobic brother, has put together a funny, un-PC movie that won’t be everyone’s cup of green tea, but I sure liked it.

This is Barton-Grimley’s second visit to Mr. Media; the first was to talk about his first film, the home invasion thriller, The Truth, which starred John Heard, Brendan Sexton III, and Daniel Baldwin.

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