DeWayne Adcock began his career in the music ministry and became a successful songwriter in gospel music. His creative urge has now lead him down a new path as a film composer. DeWayne discusses this transition and his work in the film industry.
We speak with Dillon Hupp about Arkansans for the Arts 2022 Arts Advocacy Day.
In this episode we chat with filmmaker Clayton Henderson about his time at the New York Film Academy summer program in Florence, Italy.
The 2022 Fort Smith International Film Festival will take place on Aug. 26th & 27th at TempleLive in Fort Smith. The second annual festival brings together regional and international films. We spoke with Executive Director Brandon Goldsmith about what to expect this year.
This month we highlight Russellville native Jordan Mears. Since childhood Jordan has been a filmmaker. Working with friends, he made his own films with any equipment he could find. The quality grew over the years as Jordan came into his own as a storyteller. This journey has culminated in New West, a zany caper three years in the making. Jordan stopped by Reel Talk Arkansas to chat about his journey as an independent filmmaker and what comes next.
Dr. Michele + Terry Wright discuss their short film "54 Years Late" about Terry's struggle to get a proper diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.
In this episode we chat with Zach Kennedy, of Prisma, in Bentonville. Zach came on board with the company ten years ago when it was Adair Creative. Zach launched and steadily built their video production arm. Today, along with web and design services, Prisma offers full-scale video production services including on-site Production, studio Production, post-Production, motion graphics, sound mixing, color grading, title design and visual effects. The company rebraded to Prisma in 2019 and recently celebrated their 15th anniversary. More information at www.madebyprisma.org
We chat with Sean Olson and Christian Beckman of Trash Panda Entertainment about their upcoming film, SQUEAKY CLEAN MYSTERIES: HAZARDOUS DUTY, which premieres on Pure Flix on July 15, 2022. It’s based on the first book in the series SQUEAKY CLEAN MYSTERIES by Christy Barritt.
To be a filmmaker, we have to connect to create. A painter needs a brush, paint and a canvas. A director needs a writer, a cinematographer, a sound mixer, production designer, editor, actors, distributors, and an audience. We cannot do it alone. This art form forces one to collaborate and thus, creates jobs. Filmmaking is unique in the arts in this way. It takes an army.
At ACS, we believe that if we provide filmmakers an arena to exhibit their talents, and film enthusiasts a healthy diet of quality programming, we can inspire more Arkansans to make and watch more films. By supporting filmmakers, festivals, theaters and young people interested in filmmaking throughout the state, we hope to create statewide network, pool Arkansas’s resources and be an umbrella organization that feeds all things film. We believe a rising tide lifts all boats.