*OSCAR CONTENDER THE WAKE* directed by Luis Gerard: “Everyone I work with is different, and no process is ever the same; it’s just a matter of understanding who you’re working with and being able to adapt”

Interview with Luis Gerard An excellent short that puts ‘Gun Violence front and centre in the US,’ What was your inspiration to introduce a deaf-mute child? The curious thing is that when I came up with the idea for “THE WAKE,” Zander’s character was not deaf. In fact, when I started writing the script, his character spoke…

Laura Waters Hinson’s Film Street Reporter: “Sheila’s story was the one I needed to tell. Sheila was on a clear journey to overcome the obstacles in her life and to achieve her dream of becoming a photojournalist by going back to school at the age of 59. “

Interview with Laura Waters Hinson by Jamie Richardson What was it that drew you to the story of Sheila White? As a professor of film at American University, I direct the Community Voice Lab, which produces documentary films that capture the voices of community storytellers too often unseen and unheard. The creative ethos of Community Voice is…