Brock Swinson

“People Are Hungry for Personal Stories” Anna Kerrigan, Writer/Director On ‘Cowboys’

“People Are Hungry for Personal Stories” Anna Kerrigan, Writer/Director On ‘Cowboys’

Screenwriter/Director Anna Kerrigan grew up in a creative home. Her dad worked in visual effects. Her mom worked as a poet. “I was always in and around the world of film,” she said. “I love movies so much, but I hated the industry,” she joked. “My dad was this below-the-line worker and it was really […]

 Brock Swinson

“Stick a Syringe in the Novel” Ethan Hawke & Mark Richard on ‘The Good Lord Bird’

“Stick a Syringe in the Novel” Ethan Hawke & Mark Richard on ‘The Good Lord Bird’

In 2013, author James McBride published a remarkable book about Henry Shackleford, an enslaved person who united with John Brown and his abolitionist mission. The book was called The Good Lord Bird. Blumhouse Television producer Jeremy Gold (Sharp Objects) encouraged Hell on Wheels screenwriter Mark Richard to read the book. “He put the book in […]

 Brock Swinson

“The Protagonist’s Journey is the Audience’s Journey” Noah Hutton on ‘Lapsis’

“The Protagonist’s Journey is the Audience’s Journey” Noah Hutton on ‘Lapsis’

“It really was a sense of pieces coming together,” said writer/director Noah Hutton (In Silico) on his film, Lapsis which was due to premiere at SXSW earlier this year, but cancelled due to the pandemic. “Part of the concept came from my own experience as a freelancer hustling my way from gig to gig, and feeling […]

 Brock Swinson

“Visual and Emotional Spectacles” Mike Cahill, Writer/Director of ‘Bliss’

“Visual and Emotional Spectacles” Mike Cahill, Writer/Director of ‘Bliss’

Mike Cahill credits his early fascination with filmmaking to the Fisher-Price Pixelvision, better known as the PXL-2000, a black-and-white toy camcorder from the late 1980s. “It was my favorite toy of all time. No one was teaching me about movies or film, or how the medium worked, but I was discovering you hold down the button, […]

 Brock Swinson

“Men Becoming Fathers” Screenwriter Cheryl Guerriero on ‘Palmer’

“Men Becoming Fathers” Screenwriter Cheryl Guerriero on ‘Palmer’

For the bulk of Cheryl Guerriero’s life, she was involved heavily with sports. She was a Nation Lacrosse Champion, then worked for a sports agent and a sports apparel company. Despite this success, Guerriero felt unfulfilled and wanted to move back to her true passion: writing. “I had an idea for a movie and I […]

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