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21 Questions: Samantha Kern [Producer/Writer]

Samantha Kern

“Zombies and Assholes” is the debut film for producer and Oklahoma native Samantha Kern, who is also an actor and writer.  She co-wrote the theatrical play “Yellow and Blue a Deadly Combination.”  She holds a post graduate certificate from The Guilford School of Acting (UK) and as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from The University of La Verne (Cum Laude).  She is currently producing the west coast premiere of “Take Me Out” at the Celebration Theater in Hollywood as well as a new timely documentary entitled “For Billy” which explores teen bullying and gay teen suicide.

-Tell us about your career and what you are currently working on or involved with?
I am an independent filmmaker and writer. Currently I am working on a feature documentary exploring teen bullying and gay teen suicide titled FOR BILLY as well as a feature script titled CUTE KID.

-Is this what you thought you would be doing with your life, what was your first passion?
I always knew I would do something creative. My training and education is based in acting, which has really helped me to become a great writer. Producing is my passion and I have been blessed with the opportunity to produce amazing projects.

-To whom do you credit your success to, who gives or gave you the most support?
My parents. They are inspirational and set great examples of how it is possible to live your dream.

-If you could meet or work with [living or dead], who would that be and why?
Quentin Tarantino- because he is incredible!

-What would you like to be remembered for 100 years from now?
Helping and inspiring people to create art.

-Who inspires you?
My friends and family.

-How are things different today, than the same day 1 year ago?
In the past year I have transitioned into a real artist.

-What is the last song you bought or listened to in your musical device?
Chris Dallman- he is a Los Angeles based artist and performed in the documentary I am working on FOR BILLY. He should be famous!

-Last good film you had seen, and the best movie you would recommend to someone asking?
Is it cheating if I say Zombies And Assholes? The best movie ever made, is not Highlander, but  Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

-What is the single greatest moment in your life?
When my boyfriend Sean LoGrasso referred to us as filmmakers- I was really proud.

-Favorite Horror Film?- Shaun of the dead, because it was funny- I hate to be scared.

-Favorite Book?- Girl Interrupted
-Favorite Song? – Anything sung by Harry Connick Jr
-Favorite Film Character?- Mrs. Mia Wallace
-Favorite Film Composer?- James Horner
-Favorite Thing In Your Home?- Pillow
-Favorite First Pet?- Cinnamon and Lucy
-Favorite Coffee Or Tea?- I love coffee, but English Breakfast tea is awesome!
-Favorite Phrase?- Life is a Cabaret!
-Favorite Hiding Place [Not that we are looking]?- Any Mall

-If you could tell someone something someone told you, "words to live by" what would that be? 
“Make the Movie” (Mel Brooks)

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