‘I just sat there and cried’: the making of Remembering the Man

TIM-JOHN“Out of the blue, at 4am Lipari time, a phone call came. The voice on the other end of the line was Lois Caleo, John’s mother. “She said to me, ‘Oh, I just felt like calling you. Touching base to see how the film is going. Telling you what a good thing I think it’s going to be and how important I think it’s going to be for John’s story,’” Bird says. “I thought, if there’s ever a spiritual thing happening over our film – to say you know what, keep going – that was it.”

The Guardian | 12 April 2016