Durkin and Campos came with him to his mother’s apartment. “My mom waited until I got home, and I kicked everybody out of the room and got to tell her all the good things that were happening with Fox, and I told her she could go and she looked up and she died.”
The three continue to stick together. “We’re brothers, we’re family,” says Mond, who’s adapting a graphic novel “about loss.” Durkin is already fretting about his next script. Campos is spending sleepless nights editing Simon Killer, which he and Mond shot shortly after Martha wrapped.
Durkin’s accolades for Martha have made him the star for now, but he says he’s not going to break up the band. “It’s not like we haven’t been through this for years,” he says. “After Afterschool, Antonio had an offer to go on the roster for one of the best production companies for making commercials, and he said no because they didn’t want to sign us as a group. I mean, we’ve turned down some really good stuff because we had to be like, ‘Well, we don’t work that way. We work together.’ And what’s been great this time around is, now when we talk to companies, they’re like, ‘So if you direct, the other two are producers? Okay, that’s great! That’s no problem.’ People are starting to get it, and that’s what we’ve been fighting for.”