It’s not every day that you get to talk with an Academy Award winner, but at New York Comic Con 2012, I did just that. Director Barry Levinson was at the con to promote his new horror film ‘The Bay’ and he took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to me.

Known for classics such as ‘Diner’, ‘Good Morning Vietnam’, and ‘Rain Man’, this new film is Levinson’s first foray into the found footage horror genre. Set in a seaside town on Chesapeake Bay where a parasitic outbreak had been covered up, ‘The Bay’ takes found footage to a whole new level and utilizes over 20 different kinds of cameras ranging from iPhones and Skype to tell the tale.

In my interview, we talk about how he got involved in the project, the challenges that he faced in working in this genre, the advantages of promoting films at conventions, and some of his other works in the past and the future. This interview was particularly an honor for me because I’m a huge fan of ‘Diner’ and ‘Good Morning Vietnam’, and I’m really happy to be able to share this with all of you.

You can watch the whole interview below, courtesy of our friends, The Pretentious Film Majors: