Category Archives: Interviews

Interview with Jeremy Borum. By Ty Johnson

Jeremy Borum is a film composer and well-established artist in Hollywood. Not only has he composed for dozens of major projects, he teaches seminars, performs for enormous audiences, has built multiple studios, and even co-owns ZMX Music, a digital sheet … Continue reading

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Americana Film Studies: Interview with Stephen Lee Naish. By Lydia Plantamura

Get your IMDb app ready, because Stephen Lee Naish loves to reference both mainstream and independent films in this interview with Film Matters intern, Lydia Plantamura. Writing on a range of subjects in American films from digital manipulation in film … Continue reading

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From Produce to Production: Interview with Paten Hughes. By Lydia Plantamura

When her acting career grew unsatisfying, Paten Hughes found escape in the tomato garden. But her hiatus from the industry produced more than delicious produce. Hughes’s experience inspired her to create the new hit web series, Heirloom (streaming now on … Continue reading

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Interview with Ewa Mazierska, Co-Editor of Marxism and Film Activism: Screening Alternative Worlds (Berghahn Books, 2015). By Brittany Lowe

Ewa Mazierska is a professor at the University of Central Lancashire. She was born in Poland and received an education at Warsaw University in philosophy, as well as a PhD in film studies. She has many publications covering a variety … Continue reading

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The Giants of Shorts: Interview with Cindy Birch. By Lydia Plantamura

The development of the internet over the last couple of decades has created a world where information can be spread farther and farther, faster and faster. While the debate on shortening attention spans continues, one positive result is the rise … Continue reading

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10 Questions for Kathy Larsen on World Film Locations: Washington D.C. By Jessica P. Jackson

Kathy Larsen is a professor in the Writing Program at The George Washington University in Washington D.C. She has been the editor of several works including Fan Phenomena: Supernatural and Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls. Larsen is also the principal editor of … Continue reading

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Interview with Film Matters Author, Matthew Jones. By Meredith Bryant

Matthew Jones wrote the article “Metzger’s Women: Gender Representations and Visual Abstraction in ‘60s Sexploitation,” featured in issue 4.4 of Film Matters, soon after graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in film.  He has since gone on to … Continue reading

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Interview with Film Matters Author, John Gelardi. By Karsu Nalbantoglu

John Gelardi’s article, “Documentary Filmmaking: From Concept to Distribution,” was published in the spring 2014 issue of Film Matters. The article focused on Evan Vetter’s documentary Daylight Come: Life After Rape in Congo as it pertains to the conceptual creation, … Continue reading

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Interview with Film Matters Author, Dustin Fleischmann. By Chance Saller

Dustin Fleischmann is a Film Studies and Creative Writing double major, the projection manager for Lumina Theater, and the vice president of membership for the Association of Campus Entertainment at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Dustin has had two … Continue reading

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Visual Anthropology in Sardinia: Interview with Silvio Carta. By Kailyn N. Warpole

Silvio Carta completed his PhD in Italian Studies at the University of Birmingham. His articles and reviews have appeared in Visual Anthropology, Visual Anthropology Review, Visual Studies, Visual Ethnography, and Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, among other publications. … Continue reading

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