Film Courage: Does a writer have a coach or is this the audience? I’m not talking about a writing coach that you hire but sort of a sensei?
Markus Redmond, Actor/Writer/Director/Producer: You can, yes of course.
Film Courage: Or is it the audience that eventually becomes that Mr. Miyagi who is kind of like well this is what it was?
Markus: It can. I mean if you allow the audience to define the work then yes. A mentor is always great. Somebody who can look at your script objectively, I’ve done it for people. I tell people all the time you don’t want different, you just want better because there is a difference. If someone is reading your script and they are coming at you with all this stuff that changes it around…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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Varnel explores the black male experience from the perspective of Varnel Hill who is an aspiring actor working in corporate America trying to get out to pursue his dream as an actor. Varnel is in his early 30’s and works as a mail clerk at a marketing firm. Varnel spends most of his days daydreaming about quitting his job, trying to get his ex-Sydney back (and dating), and hanging out with his best friends Tommy and Bilal. Watch it for FREE on Youtube here.