–Who is Joe Jennings Jr.?
I am an International Screenwriter and Indie Filmmaker from Atlanta, GA. Sports fan. Gamer. And sometimes, Musician.
-What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
I began writing short stories in middle school and became a published poet in high school. Shortly thereafter, I became interested in Screenwriting and never looked back.
–Do you think the cinema can bring a change in the society?
Absolutely! Moving images have always had an effect on society! They’re extremely powerful and impressionable to audiences. Filmmakers have been crafting the world for years! But there has to be a certain level of integrity involved in the process. The bolder the filmmaker, the bigger the impact.
-What would you change in the world?
I would change the stories that are told in today’s African-American film industry. I think we need to have the tough conversations about wealth and community, and how it’s affecting the generations to come.
-Where do you see the film industry going in the next 100 years?
I think it will be more of the same. I think AI and Hologram technology will be the norm in Hollywood. As far as independent film, I pray that indie filmmakers will continue to tackle societal issues and use their platforms to make the world a better place.