Nicholas Pilarski will be joining us with his film Meet the Press. Here are some questions to let you get to know more about him!
What is your connection to the South?
Based in Durham, NC, I currently focus on creating community-based documentary work that encourages activism and restorative justice. As I finish a graduate program at Duke, I am thoroughly enjoying exploring the South.
Where did you get your inspiration for this work?
For this particular film piece, I gained inspiration from various theoretical readings on language and the role of voice in society. Generally, I have an interest in politics and the way media informs this discourse.
How did you start making films?
Using film specifically as a medium was a natural combining of interests and skills, as I started in performance and music and have always had a passion for the moving image.
What do you look forward to the most during Indie Grits?
I am very excited to see and talk about other filmmakers’ work. To me, film should not be a passive experience but an exchange of ideas.
Why should someone see your film?
Come check out Meet the Press, because everyone breathes and no one likes talking heads.