Podtalk: Yedidya Gorsetman on June 24 World Premiere of ‘Empathy, Inc.’ at 2018 Cinepocalypse

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CHICAGO – The buzz of the Chicago film week is the 2018 Cinepocalypse Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre. And there is no better excitement than a World Premiere, and director Yedidya “Jed” Gorsetman is doing just that with his new film, “Empathy, Inc.” For complete information about the screening, click here.

World Premiere of Jed Gorsetman’s ‘Empathy, Inc.’ at Cinepocalypse
Photo credit: Rigel Films

Jed Gorsetman is working with screenwriter Mark Leidner for the second time, after they debuted with “Jammed” in 2014. “Empathy, Inc.” came out of their workshopping of ideas, and combines science fiction, ambition and relationships in a skewered black and white world. The tone of the film is dark and funny, as a start-up company called Empathy, Inc. goes a bit farther with their product than anyone can imagine.

In the following podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, director Jed Gorsetman goes into detail on the origins of “Empathy, Inc.,” and what he has learned about filmmaking so far.

The 2018 CINEPOCALYPSE Film Festival presents the World Premiere of “Empathy, Inc.” on Sunday, June 24th (5pm) at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport, Chicago. Featuring Zack Robidas, Kathy Searle, Jay Klaitz, Eric Berryman, AJ Cedeno and Karen Lynn Gorney. Written by Mark Leidner. Directed by Yedidya Gorsetman. Not Rated. For more information on Cinepocalypse and a complete schedule, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2018 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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