Photo by Will Houle

Ben Stiller:  Funny director gets serious about Prison Series

Paul Larson shines the Spotlight on the director of Escape at Dannemora.  He says he couldn’t have made this epic program without the help of his new friends in the Adirondacks.  He thanked the North County with a special advanced screening from the Showtime series, and shares his thoughts on exchanging comedy for drama, in this one-on-one interview.

Major Charles Guess, the former State Police Troop Commander who led the three-week manhunt for the two escaped killers, wrote a book about the search,  and was hired by Ben Stiller to work as a consultant on the series. Stiller even convinced Guess to play himself on the program.  Thom Hallock asked Major Guess about his involvement in both the manhunt and the dramatic series, in this interview.

Enjoy the extended interview with Major Guess here.


Director Ben Stiller with Spotlight producer Paul Larson. Photo by Will Houle

“Spotlight” is made possible, in part, by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park.  “Spotlight” is also supported by Hill & Hollow Music.