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On hbo it's the robin williams story did you get cooperation from the family from the state we made the film in conjunction with the estate his manager david steinberg you know came to hbo and so we got cooperation with the family and that they were helpful we got to go through his archive and what have you but i think given that you know it hasn't been that long since he since he died i think it was soon for some of them to want to speak but you know i got his son and his half brother and his first wife and i feel like we everyone is properly represented i mean you know you never know what these stories who wants to speak and who doesn't but yeah they didn't they didn't stop us so that was a good thing what did you learn in the doing of the film that you had no idea about before you started working on it variety of things i mean i didn't know how generous robin was how much he gave of his time to the troops to the homeless to you know friends who paying for part of christopher reeve medical care he was just so giving himself have smart he was how well read i mean just you know when you do a deep dive into research on someone you realize kind of like you know you can't make jokes about history unless you understand history and i mean he was just he had a a deep need to perform what else i mean he was an only child i'm the mother of an only child i felt like i was making a film about an a lonely only child which when i found out he had these two half brothers which you discover in the film that was interesting to me so a lot you know he went to juilliard i mean he was an actor i but he made people laugh so he he was so much more than what people thought but at the same time people love him so much yeah fruits awards and all portrait how much did you traffic in the darkness oh it's there it's there i mean this film was really a celebration of his mind his creative process people find it inspiring but sad i mean you can't ignore how his life ended how he took his life the film is not about that of course it touches on it but the film is really told through robbins words in his own words kind of guiding you through his life appreciating his incredible talent i mean there's a moment in the film when he's doing improv after he gets out of juilliard and someone taps him and he said as arousa why'd you only come visit me on sunday and it's just kind of like holy smokes who is this guy like he had so much talent he had been much energy so he had so much that he needed to get out there and he he did thank god and we got to see it and and you know it was it was a joy to spend time with him making the film including my editors there who said that i thought it but he said it how do you receive the news that so many of us did like after you've made the richard pryor movie and then the news comes out that richard pryor the confusion in the reports that richard pryor was sleeping around with a lot of people including marlon brando like how do you receive that after you've done the richard pryor documentary i received that by getting a lot of facebook messages hey marino you should make part to i mean you know i don't there are certain things that don't really touch that don't interest me i mean there are things that go on with people that you know emotionally sexually that's not really the kind of work i focus on but you know it was interesting say yup yup that's how everyone reacted again robin williams come inside my mind premieres this monday eight pm on hbo thank you marina we appreciate it thank you so much i just saved hundreds of dollars by switching to gyco i'm as happy as a clam claim gago cannot guarantee you will be as happy as a clam on the geico legal team cannot accurately verify claims even experience the complex human emotional state known as happiness as.