Podcasting Them Softly is thrilled to present a discussion with filmmaker John D. Hancock! John is the director of the 70’s horror classic Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, the highly acclaimed baseball drama Bang the Drum Slowly with Robert De Niro and Michael Moriarity, Baby Blue Marine with Jan-Michael Vincent, the cult classic California Dreaming, family holiday favorite Prancer, and the prison drama Weeds with Nick Nolte. His most recent film was The Looking Glass (currently streaming on Netflix), which was a collaboration between John and his wife, Dorothy Tristan, who in addition to delivering a superb lead performance, wrote the film’s sensitively observed screenplay. His impressive TV credits include Cover Up, Lady Blue, Hill Street Blues, and The Twilight Zone, as well as multiple made for TV movies. He’s also a veteran of the stage, having directed works from Shakespearre to Saul Bellow, as well as versions of ‘night, Mother and Noises Off. He served as the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Actor’s Workshop in 1965, and later became Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Playhouse and the New Repertory Theater in New York City, while also collaborating with famed playwright Tennessee Williams. It was a total honor to speak with him about his fabulous career – we hope you enjoy!