I had the pleasure of doing an interview with indie film site Honey Wagon Confidential this week for the launch of Tumble Dry Low. We talked about making the film on a micro budget, the festival circuit, film school and other fun stuff. Check out the entire interview here. Excerpt below.
HWC: What got you into film-making?
JS: I owe it to my parents for getting me into film. My parents love movies and when my mother had me, she took off from work to stay at home with me. She would record movies that played on HBO onto VHS tapes and cataloged them in a truly massive library of films. There was even a rolodex with all the movie titles so you could look up the number and find it on the shelf. I’m the oldest of four, so after three more kids, the collection started to get pretty big. When we were all growing up, during the summers and after school we would watch them. But, I think it was when I realized that the films weren’t real; that the stories were made up by people, that was the moment I wanted to learn how to make them. And I’ve been trying to do that since.