Interview: Branson Anderson
Jan 2008 15

How old are you and why?
That is nonsense.

What got you started in film work?
I am quite good-looking.

What are you working on in the movie?
I am Jerry, a coffee barista, and a toilet-paper monster. I’m also the graphic novel. That’s right. I bet you thought it was going to be an inanimate object, like a book, for example. No, my friend, our ambitions are much higher than that.

What are your favorite movies?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

What would your mom say about Project London, the movie?
She will have a few things to say upon learning that I did stunts/stood on high things/roofs.

What super power would you choose and why?
Eraser fingers. You waste a lot of time, cumulatively, turning pencils around to use the eraser.

What super power do you actually have?
The power to move you.

What are your favorite bands and/or albums?
Currently, Andrew Bird, Death Cab for Cutie, Thrice, The Flaming Lips, Regina Spector, Citizen Cope, Yann Tiersen, Iron and Wine. Good Lord, the list grows.

If there were tigers roaming the streets and you had to defend yourself, what weapon would you choose?
Chopsticks.

What would you like to tell us about yourself that we didn’t ask?
That my favorite story is a particular Winnie the Pooh story, in which Pooh was walking circles around a tree. He eventually saw some footsteps in the dirt and said, oh my, heffaluphagus tracks, and started to track them. After a while Piglet showed up and Pooh told him that he was tracking a heffaluphagus. Piglet was quite afraid of heffaluphaguses but thought it would be good to help his friend. As they went around the tree they came upon a second set of tracks. Eventually a third, smaller set of tracks joined them. After a while, as the footsteps grew more and more numerous, they deduced that they must be tracking a whole herd of heffaluphagus. Piglet was getting quite alarmed, but around that time Christopher Robin came along and asked what they were up to. Pooh told him, and he said to Pooh, “Pooh, these are your own footsteps.” Pooh thought about this for a moment. Then Pooh said slowly, “I am a bear of very little brain.” To this Christopher Robin replied, “You are the best bear in the world, Pooh.” And that made Pooh very happy.

What question are you glad we didn’t ask?
What question are you glad I didn’t ask? Hm?

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