The Film That Lit My Fuse is a Deadline video series that aims to provide an antidote to headlines about industry uncertainty by swinging the conversation back to the creative ambitions, formative influences and inspirations of some of today’s great screen artists.
Every installment asks the same five questions. Today’s subject is Louis Theroux, the British documentary filmmaker, journalist, broadcaster and author. He’s a double BAFTA winner who is immensely popular in the UK and learned his trade under Michael Moore when he worked as a roving reporter on the Emmy-winning TV Nation. He is the son of The Mosquito Coast author Paul Theroux, and grew from TV Nation to BBC documentaries and BBC Two specials that have included the celebrated series Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends, in which he infiltrated odd fringe groups. He also starred in the docu feature My Scientology Movie.
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