Film Courage: We understand you watch a lot of Razzie nominated films? What’s the reason behind this?
Dui Jarrod, Writer/Director: Years ago I was writing and writing and writing and writing and writing and writing. One of my really good friends (a playwright in New York) says:
Dui, I see you writing all of the time. What have you read?
I don’t read plays.
You’re not going to be great until you read the good stuff and the bad stuff. You have to watch it all.
That didn’t even make sense at the time until I decided to go into the playwrighting bookstore in New York and would just pick out plays. It didn’t matter if I knew the playwright or not. You would start to see the difference between a really well-constructed play and…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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Solicitude – A crisp, cinematic 96-second short film on mental health (depression, loneliness, suicide) and what each one of us could do to CHANGE it. In times of quarantine and remote work, mental health has become essential. Writer/actor Uday Krishna’s Solicitude spotlights mental health, depression, and suicide with a positive ending on how all of us can improve within our own network. Uday along with Christina Perez (the director, editor, background score) and Emmanuel Vega (DOP, Lights) shot this short in three hours using one location.