Film Courage: Did you really move to New York with $60.00 in your pocket?
Dui Jarrod, Writer/Director: I did. I went to New York with $60.00 and 2 bags. I just knew that I wanted to become a better writer and I was totally disappointed and disenfranchised by my feature film and how that went. So I was like I’m just going to go there and I’m just going to be a great writer. A friend of mine had an extra room in his house and so I stayed in his extra room. About a year later I had enough money to get my own place.
Film Courage: What were in your two bags?
Dui: Just clothes! I had these Pumas that I needed to throw away. They had holes in them, the tread was worn down on them but because those were the shoes I had carried on my journey I just never wanted to get rid of them so it took me forever to get rid of those Pumas. They were in one of those two bags.
Film Courage: I have something like this too and it’s a reminder. There’s a history behind it.
Dui: Where you have been, you don’t want to forget.
Film Courage: How did you travel, by plane?
Dui: I did…I didn’t pay for the flight…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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SCIFI HORROR SEQUEL ‘MANDAO RETURNS‘ NOW STREAMING ON AMAZON PRIME
This is the third feature from Writer/Director Scott Dunn and Producer Gina Gomez Dunn. They successfully raised funds for the sequel via Kickstarter and managed to complete production only 2 days before all film productions shut down due to the pandemic. Because of the lockdowns, Scott Dunn had to tackle post-production by himself (editing, color correction, effects, and sound) and release the flick in time for the holidays.