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Steven Pettit Jr.

Steven Pettit Jr.

Our filmmaker spotlight comes from Central Valley California. Steven Pettit Jr. has an interesting and fun background. We got to meet him in person for the first time at our 3rd Annual ITSA Film Festival but we saw him on screen in a music video during our 2nd Annual.  ITSA: Have you always want to […]

Brendan Cherry

Brendan Cherry

We were pleased to screen Brendan Cherry’s short film “Chess 4 Life” a the 2012 ITSA Film Festival. So for those of you who saw it as well, here’s a great interview with this young filmmaker: 1.       Is the process of making a film one of self-discovery for you? I would say at this stage it […]

Derek Presley

Derek Presley

Interview with Filmmaker Derek Presley Most definitely. Of the shorts I have made thus far, I haven’t always had a stranglehold on what exactly it will become. When Cody Berry and I finished the script for The 82 Peddler we thought it was going to be more funny…dark humored. When we went into production, cast […]

Heather Donnell

Heather Donnell

In late August, Shadow Angel Films just finished their latest film called PEDRO FALLS: “While apartment hunting in San Francisco, Pedro, a rising indie musician, unexpectedly runs into a painful part of his past and makes decisions that might threaten his future.” PEDRO FALLS is their 8th short. They shot it over 3 days in […]

Juan Carlos Oseguera

Juan Carlos Oseguera

We recently had the opportunity to talk to filmmaker Juan Carlos Oseguera. Juan’s latest feature documentary film “The Fight for Water” has made a huge impact in Central California so we wanted to find out more about his film and how he got to where he is now.   ITSA: Is the process of making […]

Danny Dunlop

Danny Dunlop

Danny Dunlop is a 22 year old filmmaker who was born and currently lives in London Ontario Canada. In 2011, his short film, Entrada, won Honorable Mention in the Science Fiction category at ITSA Film Festival. So we decided to find out more about what makes Danny tick and how his creativity is enhanced through […]

Christina Parisi

Christina Parisi

After Christina Parisi graduated from San Diego State University, she promptly moved back to her hometown of Los Angeles, California, to pursue a career in filmmaking. To gain experience within the entertainment industry, Christina worked in various positions, which include assistant to producer Scott Rudin, production assistant on various independent films, and assistant editor on […]

Lance Karasti

Lance Karasti

FILMMAKER: Lance Karasti BIO: Lance is from Duluth, MN. After high school he moved to LA to go to film school, but he is now back in his hometown in pre-production for his debut feature film The Cat.Filmmaker is his thesis film. He made it when I was 19 but didn’t tell anyone his age until the last […]

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