Filmmaking is his passion. There's no question Trevor Hawkins has built a successful commercial production studio in Mammoth Media, but the driving goal for the young director and producer has always been to make a feature-length film. The life-long Lake Lotawana resident had always told himself, and others who would listen, that he wanted to have his first film made by age 30. So, at age 27, his wife Cori Jo told him he better get busy.
Now, nearly three-and-a-half years later, the couple is in the finishing stages of post-production work on a film set in his hometown community, and based in large part on his own experiences weighing lofty romantic dreams with the realities of life and setting real priorities. Both Trevor and Cori Jo sat down with Community Voices host Nick Parker to talk about the movie, Lotawana, and their experience teaching themselves how to chase this dream and learn a new way to tell stories. They're currently working on submissions to film festivals and choosing the best distribution network for this, the first of their passion projects.
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