Our filmmaker spotlights continue… next up, Greg Finton, Co-Director of The World According to Dick Cheney.
Q: How did you get started in filmmaking?
Greg: My first three majors in college were: Music, Art, and Philosophy – film seemed to combine the aspects that I liked of all three.
Q: Who is your favorite independent filmmaker? Or who do you look up to in the independent filmmaking world?
Greg: I have so many favorites, but here are three that come to mind. In no particular order – Errol Morris, Jim Jarmusch and Richard Linklater.
Q: What was your favorite film as a child and why?
Greg: It would have to be “The Bad News Bears”. It combined my two main loves at that time – little league baseball and comedy. I saw it in the theater at least 3 or 4 times in 1976. It wasn’t until I watched it years later as an adult that I realized it was probably the themes in the film – never giving up, and the importance of pulling together as a unified team – that I was really responding to.
Q: If you were stranded on an island, and had the ability to watch one film over and over, what would that be?
Greg: Hoop Dreams
Q: If you are attending the 2013 AIFF, what are you looking forward to most in Ashland?
Greg: Getting to know the city, and spending time with fellow filmmakers.
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