I have been doing Raindance for a long time – and I’ve produced 3 features and about 185 shorts since 1992. I have had my fingers burnt a zillion times, but in the run up to this year’s Raindance Film Festival I thought I’d share what I have learned.
Donald Glover knows he’s going to die. He says it over and over again, not in a particularly dark way, but with a sense of finality most people reserve for talking about a wedding that they have to attend at the end of the year. It’s just another thing that’s going to happen. We’re at the Four Seasons in Toronto, seated maybe two arm-lengths apart. He’s barefoot, wearing the same fur hat with ear flaps that he’s worn in recent radio interviews, telling me matter-of-factly that he’s going to die.