The Larkspur Youth Film Festival will spotlight some amazing local talent on April 29. Among the local film makers is Corte Madera's Alex Herz, 15. A Redwood High School freshman Alex, will present the narrative Need Gas.
Following is a Q&A with Alex:
• Alex Herz, Corte Madera, 15
• Redwood High Freshman
• Need Gas (Narrative)
• How did you hear about the festival?
I've been an entrant to the film festival for a couple years now, this is actually my third film submitted.
• How did the idea for the film come about?
The idea was inspired by an article in the New York Times Magazine entitled, "The Tire Iron and the Tamale."
• What were the challenges of making the film?
Possibly the biggest challenge for me was lining up actors and getting them all out on a set shooting day.
• What's the best part of being a filmmaker?
The best part of being a filmmaker is the ability to be able to convey an idea or belief through a story, and make it entertaining to a wide variety of audiences.
• Would you like to pursue a career in movies? In what area?
I would love to pursue a career in film, mainly as a director
• What's your favorite movie?
My favorite movie would have to be Little Miss Sunshine
• Who's your favorite actor/director?
My favorite actor would have to be Peter Jackson