Film Courage: Eli, where does a great story begin for you?
Long Beach City College Film Professor/Filmmaker, Elias Daughdrill: Oh boy, I don’t know? That’s a hard question to start with, where does it begin? Do you mean something that I’m writing or something that I’m experiencing, something that I’m watching?
Film Courage: Could be both. Maybe think of a movie that really drew you into your love for film.
Elias: I guess it’s not necessarily this, it’s not necessarily the story that engages me, it’s more the point of view. I think point of view is the most important thing because I think that we tell a lot of the same stories but it is the way that they are told, the way that they are executed that makes them interesting or makes them unique and I think that’s the thing…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
ELIAS DAUGHDRILL, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – FILM LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE.
Eli Daughdrill teaches courses in both film production and film studies. He is a working filmmaker; his documentary Jonas, which details his brother’s struggles with schizophrenia, is available via Amazon. He has written and directed several short films (including Professor, Cosmetics, and Open My Eyes) and is currently in production on his feature film, Faith. Professor Daughdrill earned an MFA in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University and a BA in Cinema Studies from San Francisco State University. He lives in Long Beach with his wife and their two sons.
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