Andrew Rodgers will be joining us with his film Crooked Candy. Here are some questions to let you get to know more about him!
What is your connection to the South?
For the last 10 years, I’ve lived and worked in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I am the Director of the RiverRun International Film Festival. Also, my short documentary film Crooked Candy was made entirely in North Carolina.
Where did you get your inspiration for this work?
My wife and I met the subject of my film and had dinner at his house. For dessert, he presented us with some Kinder eggs. I had never seen them before, so he told us his story about his love of them as a child and then how he has resorted to smuggling them into the country. That night, I went to bed thinking someone ought to make a movie about his story. By the next morning, I was convinced that I was the person to do it.
How did you start making films?
Crooked Candy is my first film.
What do you look forward to the most during Indie Grits?
I really wish that I could attend… but it falls right before/during RiverRun, when I’ll be unavailable. Boo!
Why should someone see your film?
I think my film is a fun little documentary, that offers audience the chance to learn about something a bit unusual.