Chap Fowler will be joining us with his film Willy James the Puppeteer. Here are some questions to let you get to know more about him!
What is your connection to the South?
My childhood was a picturesque montage of crabbing, casting a net and swimming in the marshlands of Charleston, SC.
Where did you get your inspiration for this work?
I happened to meet Will Schutze the very day he moved to Charleston and saw him as he performed on the street for the first time. We became friends fast and the video happened naturally.
How did you start making films?
I was studying acting from childhood until high school but when my friends and I made a zombie movie my aspirations completely changed. Once I saw how much people enjoyed our film (and how bad my acting was) I was set on a new path.
Did anything interesting or funny happen on set during the shooting?
It was a zombie movie right? Well my character was solely concerned about who stole his Diet Coke and began murdering people over it… I was getting prank calls and unknown texts about diet coke for years.
What do you look forward to the most during Indie Grits?
This is an opportunity to meet so many like-minded people! I’m sure to make a lot of friends!
Why should someone see your film?
Will Schutze is a phenomenon–a gift to our culture. He creates his own puppets and they throw him into a trance; into another world. What he is doing will outshine us all. He is star-bound.