Interested in a career as a filmmaker? Q&A with VT Alum and LA Filmmaker Preston Peterson
VT alum Preston Peterson will give a short talk and do a Q&A session on what to expect in pursuing a career as an independent filmmaker. His experience is relevant to cinema production and theatre students alike (including actors!)
After studying film at VA Tech, Preston moved to Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking. In 2011, he co-produced the award-winning short film, God & Vodka, before teaming up with his lifelong friend, Jason Boesch to form Smoking Bear Pictures. Smoking Bear Pictures' first short film project, Lifi, won awards for acting & screenwriting and served as the duo's co-writing & directing debut. Next, they wrote and directed their first feature, West Virginia, which won Best Narrative Feature at Film Invasion Los Angeles, Hollywood Firstglance, South Dakota FF & IndieBelgrade FF, and is currently distributed on multiple VOD platforms and SVOD services, including Amazon Prime.