Interviews

Interview with 2014 Short Finalist Wenonah Wilms

Interview with 2014 Short Finalist Wenonah Wilms

Wenonah Wilms writer of   WAABOOZ   It was refreshing to read a story that takes place in this world. What was your goal in telling this story? Waabooz is set on a reservation – my reservation to be exact. I’ve only written one other script about my culture because I wanted to make sure […]

Interview with 2014 Short Finalist Athenia Paris Mekarnia

Interview with 2014 Short Finalist Athenia Paris Mekarnia

Athenia Paris Mekarnia writer of   WOLFIE   There are many interesting things happening under the surface of Wolfie. Can you talk a little about the themes you wanted to discuss, as well as how you came up with the idea for the story? We live in a world where identities are increasingly complex due […]

Interview with 2014 Short Finalist Jeremy Lerman

Interview with 2014 Short Finalist Jeremy Lerman

Jeremy Lerman writer of   THE TWELVE PLAGUES   How do you stay motivated during the writing process?   The early drafts are a slog. I’m not sure there’s a way around that, except knowing (or hoping) something will click where your theme and characters start to point your way.   The Twelve Plagues has many […]

Interview with 2014 Feature Finalist José Luis González

Interview with 2014 Feature Finalist José Luis González

José Luis González co-writer of   THE HISTORY OF MAGIC   The History of Magic has various story lines that intersect. How did you juggle the different aspects of the story so well? And how did you approach your unique structure (breaking down the story into chapters)?   I treated each section as a self-contained short […]

Interview with 2014 Feature Finalist Kateland Brown

Interview with 2014 Feature Finalist Kateland Brown

Kateland Brown writer of   HAMBONE   What was your first script? What did you learn from it? There’s my first script, and then there’s the first script I really loved. My first script was called The Breakers, inspired by my time as an NJB (National Junior Basketball) player. While it will always have a […]