Interview: Tony Ahedo, writer, producer and director of “Icon” (The Filmcraziest Show)

Icon is a coming-of-age drama set in St. Petersburg, Florida, about skateboarder Sam (Parker Padgett), who’s struggling with potentially becoming a father with girlfriend Ana (Devon Hales), as he looks at himself with reflection and question the icons that have defined his life. The film also stars Julia Denton and Tony Demil. It’s directed by Tony Ahedo in his feature directorial debut (he also writes, produces and edits).

I was able to chat with Tony Ahedo (pictured on the left in the featured image) on this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, where we talked about how personal this story is to him as it’s based on many aspects of his own life experiences, how they handled the flashbacks visually, the casting process, the editing, how every road has led to his first feature film making Icon, as well as the premise of focusing on the male perspective during a pregnancy. We also chat about the music, some fun facts, and more in between.

You can listen to my conversation with Tony directly below or download it here.

The film is still actively on its festival circuit after premiering at Cinequest in March and recently the Florida Film Festival. Next, the film will be playing at the Sarasota Film Festival with in-person screenings on Monday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, May 4 at 9:30 p.m. (It will also be available to screen online from Saturday, May 8.) Stayed tuned for more announcements on the film’s website. 

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Parker Padgett as Sam in Icon. (Courtesy of ICON‘s Instagram page.)

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