“24” creator Joel Surnow’s feature film “Small Time” is based on his own experience

By: Izumi Hasegawa   April 18, 2014

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Joel Surnow, who created the smash TV hit 24, makes his feature film directorial debut with Small Time and chats about the experience in this WhatsUpHollywood.com video interview. Not only does he share the origins of the story but he also reveals there are four people from 24 in this film to celebrate his movie debut. Small Time star Christopher Meloni also chimes in on how he purchased a lake house as a reward and learned to water ski.

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Besides talking about Small Time and its locales, Joel Surnow discusses 24‘s big return to TV with 24: Live Another Day. What role did he play behind the scenes? And should there be a 24 movie? Find out in our video!

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In this next clip from our Joel Surnow interview, the writer/director discusses the state of filmmaking in Hollywood and his future in directing. Plus, see who helped him with the soundtrack for Small Time.

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Joel Surnow talks about the highlights of making the heartfelt film Small Time and shares the experience of working with his father when he was in his 20s.