Director of 2016 Official Selection “Teleios”
DG: What is your name and company URL?
IT: Ian Truitner, Thousand Mile Media (http://www.thousandmilemedia.com/)
DG: What is your specialty…filmmaking or screenwriting?
IT: Writing and directing
DG: What are you currently working on?
IT: Promoting Teleios, which is being released in the U.K. and Japan in the next couple months, plus screening at the New York Science Fiction Film Festival, Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival and Galactic Film Festival.
DG: Wow! You’ve been busy! Congrats! Who do you consider your mentor and why?
IT: I don’t have a mentor in the traditional sense, but there have been many people who have helped and inspired me on my journey as a filmmaker.
DG: Why do you think the horror/sci-fi genres have such a large following?
IT: Because Sci-Fi expands the imagination in ways no other genre can.
DG: What do you love most about this business?
IT: Limitless possibility
DG: That is so very true! What do you dislike most about this business?
IT: Continual derivative work at the studio level. It’s like Hollywood has run out of ideas.
DG: I hear ya! It is so frustrating. They need to take a closer look at filmmakers like you! What career accomplishment are you most proud of?
IT: My last film, Teleios, which was too ambitious for its own good, but we pulled it off.
DG: Yes, you did! It’s a lovely film! Any advice you’d like to give newbies?
IT: Put in at least 10 years of hard work before expecting anything of significance to happen.
DG: Anything else you’d like to say?
IT: Don’t just follow your dreams, but follow your nightmares too. They are probably more interesting.
DG: LOL I agree! Thank you Ian! It was great chatting! Good luck at the screenings!