Film Courage: Are you a natural-born writer?
Bruce Ferber, Author/Former Showrunner/Screenwriter: I don’t know what a natural-born writer is? I felt like I wanted to write for a long time when I was maybe even in middle school and then high school. I didn’t know if I couldn’t be writer but I my first inkling that I had talent as a writer was I went to a summer school at Andover Academy in Massachusetts. I was a public school kid all the way but my parents sent me to this fancy private school for a summer program and everybody had to take English Composition classes. The teacher of my particular English Composition class had us write our own poetry and stories and this guy said You know you’re a writer and you should keep doing this. I just listened to that and little by little it started to come out.
Film Courage: Did you go home that day and proclaim to your parents?…(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.