Filmmakers speak about creative inspiration during BFF

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As the festival continues, several filmmakers took time to talk about their inspiration to make movies.

Foster Wilson started out as an actor, but in recent years has gotten behind the director’s seat and will be featuring her narrative short film ‘Made Public’ at the Bentonville Film Festival.

Wilson said that she was inspired to submit her film to the festival by a mentor who showed a film in Bentonville two years ago.

“I shadowed the director Valerie Weiss, who was here for the festival, and she’s been my mentor, and so when I worked on the film with her, I was able to get to know Jeanine and Bailey Noble and some of the actors,” Wilson said. “And I followed where ‘The Archer’ went, with the festivals it went to, and I really try to emulate that with my festival run ’cause I knew they knew what they were doing and Bentonville has been at the top of my list.”

Wilson said her film is a dramedy about how social media possibly influences big life decisions. 

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