–Who is Malcolm Carter?
I’m a filmmaker. I write, direct, produce, and edit films. Company of Prophets, my first feature film is currently on the festival circuit. Myself, the cast and crew have been very blessed to have our premiere of both Company of Prophets and My Sci Fi Short film Sleepers premiere at the historic Chinese theatre, as well as being nominated and winning awards in numerous film festivals across the globe.
-What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
Sitting in a large theatre with the lights down and being transported into another world and I absolutely love it! And I hope I can transport others into another world with my films. This is the catalyst of everything I do in the film industry, full stop.
-Do you think the cinema can bring a change in the society?
Absolutely! Cinema can change society. We’ve seen cinema do it throughout its illustrious history. From socially conscious movies to politically charged movies have moved groups, even great individuals to spark change for the better. As long as filmmakers are allowed to speak on subjects that need a spotlight on, we shall always have cinema that can change the world for the better.
-What would you change in the world?
Love, hope, faith and patience. These 4 principles are what we definitely need a lot more of in the world, in my humble opinion. I know it will be difficult but damn, how much better off would this place be if everyone was at even 75% of these principals?
-Where do you see the film industry going in the next 100 years?
Unfortunately, I don’t see a big golden age type of explosion in the next 100 years like some have predicted. Yet, I do see a “Broadway-like” experience in the cinemas for the next 100 years. I think the film industry can be more concentrated, that each cinema experience can be an event, not necessarily a blockbuster movie experience but almost a spiritual, close-knit family, welcoming connection for those that have an absolute love and passion for film, movies and cinema. And I’d love it! Those are the types of stories and movies I’m trying to create.
“Company of Prophets” (EXCLUSIVE) Interview with Malcolm Carter
2023 September 26