Former Ashlander Helms "Captain Fantastic"

Aug 23, 2016

There's no nice way to put it: Matt Ross plays a jerk on TV. 

Matt Ross with actor Charlie Shotwell on the set of "Captain Fantastic."
Credit Wilson Webb/Bleecker Street Media

But the same guy who makes Gavin Belson so mean on HBO's "Silicon Valley" is the writer and director of the warm-hearted film "Captain Fantastic," wowing audiences from Cannes to Ashland. 

Which, by the way, is where Matt Ross went to high school.  Ashland, not Cannes. 

He comes back home for a screening of his film in a benefit event for the Ashland Independent Film Festival (Tuesday, August 23rd). 

Matt Ross visits the studio to talk about cold characters and warm movies.