Terence Nance isn't exactly a household name. But Miami film buffs should recognize his voice from the Miami movie of the year. No, not Pain & Gain -- Borscht Film Festival's Adventures of Christopher Bosh in the Multiverse. Nance voiced Bosh, AKA Star Prince Akilobataar, in the short.
And soon, they'll also know him for An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, Nance's directorial effort that screens at O Cinema this Thursday through Sunday.
Cultist got Nance on the phone while he visited a cousin in his Brooklyn neighborhood, where he admitted to an influence by legendary French director Chris Marker and talked about Bosh's reaction to his homage.
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Cultist: How did you get involved with the people behind the Borscht Film Festival?
Terence Nance: [Director] Lucas Leyva and Jillian Mayer are friends of mine, and we collaborated on a film I was in, Adventures Of Christopher Bosh In The Multiverse. I was a voice actor on Chris Bosh, so I was in that. I met them in Tacoma, Washington, for [Filmmaker Magazine's] "25 New Faces of Independent Film." We all met there and stayed in touch, and they told me about Borscht.
And what did you think about it?
It's really the most unique film festival I've ever attended. I was floored that they could make something so weird on such a grand scale, so I look forward to being a part of that in the future in whatever capacity, doing anything they come with up. They had a petting zoo (laughs), so they certainly know what they're doing.
What do you think about Bosh putting the kabosh on Adventures Of Christopher Bosh In The Multiverse?
It was part of the story. All the myriad ways that that could have gone were interesting. That's just one direction that speaks to art, celebrity and humor, just a whole bunch of shit that speaks to who Chris Bosh is on an existential, meta-textural level in the multiverse.