Brock Swinson

“A Fairy Tale Parable, Without the Preaching” Alice Waddington Talks Paradise Hills

“A Fairy Tale Parable, Without the Preaching” Alice Waddington Talks Paradise Hills

At an early age, Alice Waddington learned it was possible to create something in and around your small town, that could affect people around the globe. When the financial crisis hit Spain in 2008, she made the decision to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional storyteller. “I wanted to pay homage to the female […]

 Brock Swinson

“My Superpower is Persistence” Gregory Allen Howard Talks ‘Ali’, ‘Remember The Titans’, And ‘Harriet’

“My Superpower is Persistence” Gregory Allen Howard Talks ‘Ali’, ‘Remember The Titans’, And ‘Harriet’

Gregory Allen Howard’s cousin introduced him to “what was underneath the movies.” Although his cousin wasn’t in the film business, he taught Howard that there was so much more underneath the service of something he previously viewed as pure entertainment or escapism, it creates a bond between filmmaker and audience. “Ride the High Country was […]

 Brock Swinson

“Generate Character, Not Plot” Showrunner Aron Eli Coleite On ‘Daybreak’

“Generate Character, Not Plot” Showrunner Aron Eli Coleite On ‘Daybreak’

Aron Eli Coleite describes himself as a “classic nerd.” Since the age of 11, he’s been going to the comic book store each week when new issues come out, and he grew up digesting comics, film, and television. “I knew it was what I wanted to do. My parents did a good job raising me […]

 Brock Swinson

“Create Your Own Opportunities” Matt Eskandari Talks ’12 Feet Deep’, ‘Trauma Center’, and ‘The Long Night’

“Create Your Own Opportunities” Matt Eskandari Talks ’12 Feet Deep’, ‘Trauma Center’, and ‘The Long Night’

“As a filmmaker, the best way to learn is by doing,” stated filmmaker Matt Eskandari. “Making shorts is a way of learning how to tell a story, how to shoot, or how to create characters. I wanted to learn the process, so writing shorts is like an athlete practicing 100 free throws, so they’ve prepared […]

 Brock Swinson

“Adding Layers to the Story” Author Christine Leunens on Jojo Rabbit

“Adding Layers to the Story” Author Christine Leunens on Jojo Rabbit

Christine Leunens describes herself as “very, very bookish as a child.” In fact, she checked on so many books that a local reporter even wrote a story about her reading habits. Reading an array of books inspired Leunens in ways she didn’t even truly understand in the beginning. Soon, she started writing 20-page letters to […]