Published on March 3rd, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
Joey Travolta On His New Film “Carol Of The Bells,” Being An Inclusive Filmmaker & KISS
Joey Travolta is an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter. But prior to find success in film and television — he has appeared in many projected directed by legendary director John Landis — he was a singer signed to Casablanca Records; prior to that he was a special educational teacher. These days, Travolta is also the man behind Inclusion Films, a multi-faceted company which aims to teach the art of filmmaking to people with developmental disabilities.
The latest film directed by Joey Travolta is the award-winning Carol Of The Bells, which stars of R.J. Mitte of Breaking Bad. The film is about a young man with a troubled past seeks out his biological mother. His world is turned upside down upon discovering that she is developmentally-disabled. Unable to work through this new discovery on his own, the man’s wife takes matters into her own hands forcing her husband to face the truth and heal the past. A crew of 70 percent individuals with developmental disabilities produced Carol Of The Bells via the aforementioned Inclusion Films.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Joey Travola by phone on March 3, 2020 about Carol Of The Bells — now available on home video and via video-on-demand outlets, thanks to High Octane Pictures — and plenty more. Audio of the full interview is embedded below for your listening pleasure.