“Meeting Director Sam Peckinpah” (EXCLUSIVE) Interview with Nanceé LaFayette

2024 January 5

“Meeting Director Sam Peckinpah” (EXCLUSIVE) Interview with Nanceé LaFayette

-Who is Nanceé LaFayette?

I have been fortunate to work and observe many people during my Hollywood days and before that moving around the United States with my father and crazy mother. I’ve lived in poverty and now with my husband in a wonderful house and my car, my dad would have loved a new car that didn’t break down every time he drove it. As for what keeps me going, I’m not dead yet and have a few more stories to tell.

-What inspired you to become a screenwriter?

A desire to tell good stories. I have too many ideas and have to focus on one or two, then I set out to do research on the stories, example: traveling to Japan for ‘Last Stop Toyo’, riding along with police and interviewing detectives here and in Japan. Some of my stories are based on my life’s adventures. I write at least twenty to forty drafts, or more until I feel that the story flows and has surprises that the audience will like.

-Do you think the cinema can bring a change in the society?


-What would you change in the world?

Tolerance, change the me society, to how can I help my fellowman and all living creatures.

-Where do you see the film industry going in the next 100 years?

How many times can they remake great films that underwhelm and disappoint. Mundania rules, shark stories, what’s next, halfman/shark? My time is coming to end, every now and then I catch wonderful stories, TV and movies that give me hope. Hollywood needs to look at new talent in writing, directing, acting and producing.