On this episode of In Conversation, we spoke with filmmakers Ori Segev and Noah Dixon about their debut film Poser which premieres today in New York and Los Angeles through Oscilloscope Laboratories.
The film follows a young girl named Lennon, played by Sylvie Mix, who is eager to make connections within the burgeoning Columbus, Ohio DIY music scene. She starts a scrappy music interview podcast to interview local musicians. She becomes captivated with a particular performer—real-life Columbus musician Bobbi Kitten and her group Damn the Witch Siren—and her obsessions quickly deepen to dangerous levels.
With Poser, Segev and Dixon have created both a loving portrait and a harsh parody of the scene in Columbus—using many real-life musicians as actors and recreating show spaces to build an authentic representation of DIY culture. It’s a film that is both funny and terrifying at times with a great representation of underground music scenes that is rarely captured in film.