by Anthony Gibson.
Cassavetes is no stranger to the film world: the daughter of the late actor/director John Cassavetes and actress Gena Rowlands, she grew up in the midst of a film set. John Cassavetes was a pioneer of US independent film-making, using improvisation and cinéma verité and partly financing some of his films, which included A Woman Under The Influence and Husbands.
‘A lot of films were shot in our house. We had to give up our rooms for hair and make-up,’ Cassavetes explains. ‘The memories are really good and familiar and nothing about it was obnoxious or fancy in any way. I think all of us who grew up in that house have really warm memories and associations with making movies like a giant family.’
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