Wednesday, September 14, 2016

2016 Q&A With Reel Pride - Haley White

Haley White - Reel Pride Director of Programming
Check out the Reel Pride Film Festival Website HERE

What’s your favorite film of 2016?

I think Southwest of "Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four" is a powerful reminder that though we've come a long way in our fight for equality, people are still losing their lives (literally and figuratively) to homophobia in our country. "Out in the Night" won Best Documentary at our festival last year. For those who liked that film, this one pack a similar punch. I'm also pretty attached to our closing film, Other People, because it reminds me so much of my own family. It was written and directed by Chris Kelly, who just made national news as the first out head writer on SNL. But I love lots of other stuff we brought in and boy, do we have some great shorts this year.

What film would you like to see remade as an LGBT film?

Kissing Jessica Stein! Haha. They just have to re-write the stupid ending. It makes me so mad.

What’s the last series you binge watched?

I had to binge OITNB back in June before all the spoilers came out. So glad I did. I would have been pissed if those last two episodes were ruined for me.

Who is your dream celebrity date?

Andrea Sperling or Karey Dornetto

Who would play you in a movie?

Casey Wilson would probably make the most sense, because she reminds my sister of me.

What film are you embarrassed to say you’ve never seen?

The Star Wars films. And I'm a filmmaker! It's shameful, really.

What are you looking forward to at this year’s Reel Pride Film Festival?

We've got lots of filmmakers coming this year for Q&A's, including the writer/director of our opening night film, a couple guys from BearCity 3, the entire team from Suicide Kale, the director of Upstairs Inferno, and so many more!

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