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Press and Interviews

Press and Interviews

Press and Interviews

Press and Interviews

Press and Interviews

Film Courage: Full Lessons on Filmmaking Interview

Film Courage: Full Lessons on Filmmaking

Film Courage: Full Interview

Angel of Anywhere: HollyShorts 2018

Angel of Anywhere: HollyShorts

Film Courage: How to be cut out for filmmaking

Film Courage: Be cut out for filmmaking

Film Courage: Cut out for filmmaking

Director's Guild: Filmmaking Panel 2018

Director's Guild: Filmmaking Panel

Georgia Film Gala

Georgia Film Gala

James Kicklighter, Elyes Gabel & Rachel Goldberg panel

Kicklighter, Gabel & Goldberg panel

Kicklighter, Gabel & Goldberg

Selected Articles

Selected Articles

Selected Articles

Selected Articles

VoyageLA  When I made my first feature, Desires of the Heart, in Rajasthan, India and Savannah, Georgia, I had always thought that making your first full length film would be the key to your entire career. But once you climb the first, highest mountain, you discover that there’s an entire mountain chain that follows. It’s ascending the summit and moving forward.

No Film School  Is filmmaking a long-term or short-term thing for you? This is one of the best points Kicklighter talks about, namely because it's a little obscure. If you're working on a project right now, do you know what your next is going to be? If your answer is yes, have you determined how your current project will help you make your next one? 

Mic  Kicklighter believes that as the world continues to grow closer, it is the homogenization of culture that is the most negative aspect of globalization.

Director's Notes  Technology is always moving, and as such, so creators should be. We have to meet audiences on whatever platform and screen they choose. If we only select traditional media pathways, then we will die along with them.

Stage 32  RB brought on James Kicklighter to chat about how networking is crucial to a creative. James talks about what to keep in mind when you’re looking to submit your film into a film festival and how short films are a great proof of concept for your potential for a feature. James goes over longevity of your career in the industry – it’s about treating each of your films as their own brands or products and what are the tangible steps that you are going to take to get there.

VoyageLA  When I made my first feature, Desires of the Heart, in Rajasthan, India and Savannah, Georgia, I had always thought that making your first full length film would be the key to your entire career. But once you climb the first, highest mountain, you discover that there’s an entire mountain chain that follows. It’s ascending the summit and moving forward.

No Film School  Is filmmaking a long-term or short-term thing for you? This is one of the best points Kicklighter talks about, namely because it's a little obscure. If you're working on a project right now, do you know what your next is going to be? If your answer is yes, have you determined how your current project will help you make your next one? 

Mic  Kicklighter believes that as the world continues to grow closer, it is the homogenization of culture that is the most negative aspect of globalization.

Director's Notes  Technology is always moving, and as such, so creators should be. We have to meet audiences on whatever platform and screen they choose. If we only select traditional media pathways, then we will die along with them.

Stage 32  RB brought on James Kicklighter to chat about how networking is crucial to a creative. James talks about what to keep in mind when you’re looking to submit your film into a film festival and how short films are a great proof of concept for your potential for a feature. James goes over longevity of your career in the industry – it’s about treating each of your films as their own brands or products and what are the tangible steps that you are going to take to get there.

VoyageLA  When I made my first feature, Desires of the Heart, in Rajasthan, India and Savannah, Georgia, I had always thought that making your first full length film would be the key to your entire career. But once you climb the first, highest mountain, you discover that there’s an entire mountain chain that follows. It’s ascending the summit and moving forward.

No Film School  Is filmmaking a long-term or short-term thing for you? This is one of the best points Kicklighter talks about, namely because it's a little obscure. If you're working on a project right now, do you know what your next is going to be? If your answer is yes, have you determined how your current project will help you make your next one? 

Mic  Kicklighter believes that as the world continues to grow closer, it is the homogenization of culture that is the most negative aspect of globalization.

Director's Notes  Technology is always moving, and as such, so creators should be. We have to meet audiences on whatever platform and screen they choose. If we only select traditional media pathways, then we will die along with them.

Stage 32  RB brought on James Kicklighter to chat about how networking is crucial to a creative. James talks about what to keep in mind when you’re looking to submit your film into a film festival and how short films are a great proof of concept for your potential for a feature. James goes over longevity of your career in the industry – it’s about treating each of your films as their own brands or products and what are the tangible steps that you are going to take to get there.

VoyageLA  When I made my first feature, Desires of the Heart, in Rajasthan, India and Savannah, Georgia, I had always thought that making your first full length film would be the key to your entire career. But once you climb the first, highest mountain, you discover that there’s an entire mountain chain that follows. It’s ascending the summit and moving forward.

No Film School  Is filmmaking a long-term or short-term thing for you? This is one of the best points Kicklighter talks about, namely because it's a little obscure. If you're working on a project right now, do you know what your next is going to be? If your answer is yes, have you determined how your current project will help you make your next one? 

Mic  Kicklighter believes that as the world continues to grow closer, it is the homogenization of culture that is the most negative aspect of globalization.

Director's Notes  Technology is always moving, and as such, so creators should be. We have to meet audiences on whatever platform and screen they choose. If we only select traditional media pathways, then we will die along with them.

Stage 32  RB brought on James Kicklighter to chat about how networking is crucial to a creative. James talks about what to keep in mind when you’re looking to submit your film into a film festival and how short films are a great proof of concept for your potential for a feature. James goes over longevity of your career in the industry – it’s about treating each of your films as their own brands or products and what are the tangible steps that you are going to take to get there.

VoyageLA  When I made my first feature, Desires of the Heart, in Rajasthan, India and Savannah, Georgia, I had always thought that making your first full length film would be the key to your entire career. But once you climb the first, highest mountain, you discover that there’s an entire mountain chain that follows. It’s ascending the summit and moving forward.

No Film School  Is filmmaking a long-term or short-term thing for you? This is one of the best points Kicklighter talks about, namely because it's a little obscure. If you're working on a project right now, do you know what your next is going to be? If your answer is yes, have you determined how your current project will help you make your next one? 

Mic  Kicklighter believes that as the world continues to grow closer, it is the homogenization of culture that is the most negative aspect of globalization.

Director's Notes  Technology is always moving, and as such, so creators should be. We have to meet audiences on whatever platform and screen they choose. If we only select traditional media pathways, then we will die along with them.

Stage 32  RB brought on James Kicklighter to chat about how networking is crucial to a creative. James talks about what to keep in mind when you’re looking to submit your film into a film festival and how short films are a great proof of concept for your potential for a feature. James goes over longevity of your career in the industry – it’s about treating each of your films as their own brands or products and what are the tangible steps that you are going to take to get there.

Jean Book Nerd  Interview with director James Kicklighter about his latest film Angel of Anywhere, upcoming The American Question and his career.

The 11th Hour  Sidney Lumet’s Network is the perfect combination of story, performance and cinematography. I saw that, and I knew this is what I want to do with my life. Also, because I was equally mad as hell.

Atlanta Film Chat James Kicklighter (Digital Edition) discusses starting his career at Georgia Southern University, traveling to India, and directing for the Hillary Clinton campaign.  

Seated at the Writer's Table  James Kicklighter is a 26 year old award winning director with an impressive career already behind him.  In this show, he gave some insight into how he achieved his success at such a young age.  James and Phil also discussed character development, character arc, writing to a theme and directing with a writer’s perspective.

Macon Magazine  Kicklighter, a 22-year-old from Bellville, Georgia, is inevitably tagged as a prodigy, wunderkind, and lovable “old soul,” with eight movies to his credit, more in the works, and a shelf of awards from indie film festivals and arts organizations around the world.  

Jean Book Nerd  Interview with director James Kicklighter about his latest film Angel of Anywhere, upcoming The American Question and his career.

The 11th Hour  Sidney Lumet’s Network is the perfect combination of story, performance and cinematography. I saw that, and I knew this is what I want to do with my life. Also, because I was equally mad as hell.

Atlanta Film Chat James Kicklighter (Digital Edition) discusses starting his career at Georgia Southern University, traveling to India, and directing for the Hillary Clinton campaign.  

Seated at the Writer's Table  James Kicklighter is a 26 year old award winning director with an impressive career already behind him.  In this show, he gave some insight into how he achieved his success at such a young age.  James and Phil also discussed character development, character arc, writing to a theme and directing with a writer’s perspective.

Macon Magazine  Kicklighter, a 22-year-old from Bellville, Georgia, is inevitably tagged as a prodigy, wunderkind, and lovable “old soul,” with eight movies to his credit, more in the works, and a shelf of awards from indie film festivals and arts organizations around the world.  

Jean Book Nerd  Interview with director James Kicklighter about his latest film Angel of Anywhere, upcoming The American Question and his career.

The 11th Hour  Sidney Lumet’s Network is the perfect combination of story, performance and cinematography. I saw that, and I knew this is what I want to do with my life. Also, because I was equally mad as hell.

Atlanta Film Chat James Kicklighter (Digital Edition) discusses starting his career at Georgia Southern University, traveling to India, and directing for the Hillary Clinton campaign.  

Seated at the Writer's Table  James Kicklighter is a 26 year old award winning director with an impressive career already behind him.  In this show, he gave some insight into how he achieved his success at such a young age.  James and Phil also discussed character development, character arc, writing to a theme and directing with a writer’s perspective.

Macon Magazine  Kicklighter, a 22-year-old from Bellville, Georgia, is inevitably tagged as a prodigy, wunderkind, and lovable “old soul,” with eight movies to his credit, more in the works, and a shelf of awards from indie film festivals and arts organizations around the world.  

Jean Book Nerd  Interview with director James Kicklighter about his latest film Angel of Anywhere, upcoming The American Question and his career.

The 11th Hour  Sidney Lumet’s Network is the perfect combination of story, performance and cinematography. I saw that, and I knew this is what I want to do with my life. Also, because I was equally mad as hell.

Atlanta Film Chat James Kicklighter (Digital Edition) discusses starting his career at Georgia Southern University, traveling to India, and directing for the Hillary Clinton campaign.  

Seated at the Writer's Table  James Kicklighter is a 26 year old award winning director with an impressive career already behind him.  In this show, he gave some insight into how he achieved his success at such a young age.  James and Phil also discussed character development, character arc, writing to a theme and directing with a writer’s perspective.

Macon Magazine  Kicklighter, a 22-year-old from Bellville, Georgia, is inevitably tagged as a prodigy, wunderkind, and lovable “old soul,” with eight movies to his credit, more in the works, and a shelf of awards from indie film festivals and arts organizations around the world.  

Jean Book Nerd  Interview with director James Kicklighter about his latest film Angel of Anywhere, upcoming The American Question and his career.

The 11th Hour  Sidney Lumet’s Network is the perfect combination of story, performance and cinematography. I saw that, and I knew this is what I want to do with my life. Also, because I was equally mad as hell.

Atlanta Film Chat James Kicklighter (Digital Edition) discusses starting his career at Georgia Southern University, traveling to India, and directing for the Hillary Clinton campaign.  

Macon Magazine  Kicklighter, a 22-year-old from Bellville, Georgia, is inevitably tagged as a prodigy, wunderkind, and lovable “old soul,” with eight movies to his credit, more in the works, and a shelf of awards from indie film festivals and arts organizations around the world.