Michael Swanson, filmmaker (video; podcast)

In All About Us, two young African-American filmmakers struggle to make it in Hollywood. Unable to secure a distribution deal for their latest film, Ed (Boris Kodjoe) and Stacey Brown (Ryan Michelle Bath) are forced to reconsider their cinematic dreams. Despite having a finished product in the can - accompanied by critical praise and festival circuit awards - the filmmaking couple encounters an industry establishment that is unwilling to budge. At every turn, the filmmakers are reminded that profit is paramount in the film business. With the threat of complete financial meltdown looming ahead and the well-being of their child to consider, the couple sets out for Clarksdale, Mississippi in search of Morgan Freeman and an answer to their uncertain future..

An audio interview with Micheal Swanson, courtesy of Southern Arts Federation.

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This interview is conducted by Allen Bell (Southern Arts Federation).

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