Interview: Director Mads Matthiesen Discusses ‘The Model’


I wasn’t aware of Danish film director Mads Matthiesen prior to seeing his film The Model (available now on DVD & On Demand). Not only is he a heck of a talent, but a cool person to talk to. I spoke to Mads about the film, the casting process, delving into the world of high end modeling and much more. Check out the entire interview below. Warning: We discuss an ending spoiler. So if you haven’t seen the movie, avoid the last part of the interview.

My Take:

Fun chat with Mads. Seemed like a guys guy. I liked his European honesty and straightforwardness, a guy that seems like a straight shooter, I appreciated that in talking to him. I wasn’t surprised when he told me the details and honesty he presented the film with and the behind-the-scenes prep work he put into it prior to filming, as you can see it all play out on-screen. The casting of Maria Palm was bold and it paid off. She’s ideal in the role as a real life model playing a model in the film. I liked how the film felt very European and had Danish roots that were personal to him. I’m a fan of Mads Matthiesen and I’m looking forward to his next project.

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When it boils down to it, Jim's passion is entertainment. Aside from being an avid sports fan, that follows all things NFL, NBA, and Soccer. He currently resides in the suburbs of Chicago. At the core of his interests...movies! Whether trying to catch the newest flick coming out this weekend, or the latest On Demand release, to heated debates with his friends and colleagues about the most recent "Box Office Blunder". The passion for movies lies deep within him. When he isn't writing, he immerses himself in his other interests; Acting and Radio Broadcasting. Follow Jim on Twitter @JimRko.