A Conversation with Director Rachel Winter about ‘The Space Between’

A Conversation with Director Rachel Winter about ‘The Space Between’

Academy Award®-nominated producer Rachel Winter ( Dallas Buyers Club) makes her directorial debut with, The Space Between.

Golden Globe® winner Kelsey Grammer stars in The Space Between as an inspiring coming-of-age story set during the iconic 90s LA music scene.  The film drops on home video-on-demand and Digital on June 15 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Set in the 90s Los Angeles, Micky Adams,  played by Kelsey Grammer, is an eccentric has-been rock musician who loses his grip on reality all while his record label is looking to drop him and his newly created “unique” albums. In hopes of breaking out of the record-label mailroom, a young Charlie Porter (Jackson White) is tasked with traveling to the musician’s bizarre home and forcing Micky out of his contract. Micky realizes Charlie could be the key to an artistic breakthrough, and the pair’s unlikely friendship grows.

Rachel Winter first read the script for The Space Between almost 20 years ago and fought hard to make it happen. Over the course of that time she had a lot on her plate, including producing the six time Oscar nominated movie, The Dallas Buyers Club. 

She originally was only going to produce The Space Between but believed so much in the project  decided to make it her directorial debut.  In addition to her huge success with Dallas Buyers Club, Rachel has produced the feature film “Krystal”, directed by William H. Macy.  The dramedy follows a young man who has never had a drink in his life who, upon meeting the woman of his dreams – an ex-hooker-stripper-junkie-alcoholic, pretends to be in AA in an attempt to try and woo her.  The film stars Rosario Dawson, Macy, Kathy Bates, Felicity Huffman, and Ti. 

Before that, Winter produced the indie drama “Stealing Cars,” inspired by the true events associated with a tragic car accident that sends a rebellious teen spiraling downward into the grim injustice of the juvenile penal system. The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and earned the festival’s Zeitgeist Award and was released by Sony Worldwide.

She is also married to  Terence Winter, the Emmy-winning creator of “Boardwalk Empire,” Emmy-winning exec producer of “The Sopranos” and Oscar-nominated writer of “The Wolf of Wall Street.” 

Our Bonnie Laufer caught up with Rachel Winter over a ZOOM call to talk about the long journey of  getting The Space Between to the screen. 

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Bonnie is a 25-year broadcast entertainment reporter currently on CH Morning Live and on her YouTube channel. She's heard weekly on Sirius XM as on the Ward & Al Show. She's interviewed more than 20,000 celebs, including Angelina Jolie, Barbra Streisand, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey,
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