Allan Weisbecker Part II – Encore

weisbecker1In the second portion of this edited interview from the archives recorded in May 2014 James continues his discussion with author, filmmaker, and surfing enthusiast Allan Weisbecker. The two discuss Weisbecker’s work as a Hollywood screenplay writer and how pronounced and vocal consideration of deep events such as JFK and 9/11 are perhaps as unwelcome in the entertainment industry as the academy. They also go behind the scenes to Weisbecker’s 2014 road film, Water Time.

Weisbecker is the author of the classic titles, Cosmic Banditos (NAL Trade 1986), In Search of Captain Zero: A Surfer’s Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road (Tarcher 2001), and Can’t You Get Along with Anyone? A Writer’s Memoir (Bandito Books 2007). He has also released the aforementioned film that he has been working on since 2007, Water Time: Surf Travel Diary of a MadMan. The film may be viewed free online by contacting Weisbecker via his website at