INTERVIEW: Matthew Jacobs and Vanessa Yuille at L.I. Who


At right, Matthew Jacobs (writer/co-producer of the 1996 “Doctor Who” TV movie with Paul McGann) interviews an audience member at LI Who about “Doctor Who Am I,” a documentary about American fandom to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the film.

I’m thrilled that my first interview posted here on Radio Free Signal is a short chat with Matthew Jacobs (writer/co-producer of the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie with Paul McGann) and filmmaker Vanessa Yuille discuss the upcoming documentary Doctor Who Am I at L.I. Who.

I’ve been a fan of the Doctor Who TVM (as the cool kids call it) and especially the Doctor at the center of it pretty much from the moment it aired. The documentary will not only look at American fandom but also dig into when fans feel they are like the Doctor in their own lives – which is a very cool approach.

The film’s Indiegogo campaign has been going well – the initial goal has been raised and it’s now looking to hit stretch goals to fund film festival showings and other ways to get it out to more fans. Check out the page, see the cool donor perks and throw in some money if you can. (Donations are tax-deductible, too.)

I’ll be sharing more interviews from November’s awesome soon. My faithful interview companion Adrienne also has photos from the interviews themselves, and I’ll post those as well.

ADDED: Here’s a shot of Vanessa and Matthew during the interview, along with the back of my head.


Vanessa Yuille and Matthew Jacobs at LI Who. (Photo by Adrienne Wise)

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