Thursday, June 04, 2009

I Grew Up in Mexico and the Amazon Jungle: Not your typical filmmaker

Kenneth Cole's Awearness blog features a cool new interview with Jeremy Dean, director of Dare Not Walk Alone. It contains the kind of sentence you just don't see very often in filmmaker interviews: 

I was born in Lubbock, Texas, and grew up a missionary kid in Mexico and the Amazon jungle of Peru where I fished for piranha and was forced to eat monkey on several occasions.
It's all true and it explains a lot, like why Jeremy was such a resourceful twenty-something, able to make a movie about race in America when just about nobody was willing to put up any money.

Good answers like that come from good questions and we want to thank David Alm for doing the interview and reviewing the film. You can read it here.

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