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Monday, 1 July 2019

Interview with Barrington Marson

My latest interview is up with Barrington Marson of Atlanta and originally from Queens, New York. He's a writer and film director as well owns a film company. He was inspired by George Lucas, John Singleton, among others to direct films. Learn more about Barrington and find out three fun facts about him as well his latest film project.

What do you love about your life right now?
The fact that I can wake up and live out my dreams and inspire people. It’s a beautiful thing! 

Was there any particular film or director that inspired you to write and direct films?

The directors that have inspired me are Akiro Kurosawa, Christopher Nolan, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, John Singleton, Spike Lee, Alfred Hitchcock, and Peter Jackson.
Films that have inspired me are Star Wars, Batman (1989), Lord of the Rings, 12 Angry Men, Dreams by Akiro Kurosawa, E.T., Forest Gump, Godfather 1 & 2, Indiana Jones, and Aliens.

Your company, Barrington Marson Films LLC, has been a company since 2007, what have been some of the struggles creating your film company?

For me, it is getting the finances to tell my stories. Which tends to be most filmmakers hurdles, but I realize when you don’t have the budget write what you can afford in meaning use the resources around you that are free. Get creative as possible, but no matter what keep moving forward! 

What are the joys of being the founder and creator of your film company? 

My joy is to create an opportunity for people to learn and grow working with my company.  

Tell me about your film project and also long did it take for you to write the script?

Abiding has been a story of mine for over 2 years. We are still in production for the film but this being my first feature film, it has been a great learning experience.  
It took about 5-6 months, but I would go and make adjustments throughout because I’m just picky when it comes to my screenplay. 

Where do you go to write your scripts? Is there a particular spot or time of day that is most beneficial to write?

Honestly, whenever I have free time, I’ll work on my script even while I’m at my 9-5, at home, etc. or whenever an idea comes I’ll write. I try to let it happen naturally. 

From what I see from the trailers for Abiding, is that it’s an action pack film with a diverse cast. What’s the movie about?  

The Abiding is a crime thriller about Arthur Fisher, a hitman for the mob, whose family has been made to pay dear prices for his choice profession-the death of his wife and addiction of his only son to cocaine being consequences of Arthur’s career choice. These, however, is nothing compared to what’s coming, as a killer from Arthur’s past is on a determined mission to kill him and everyone close to him. The estranged Fisher family must come together or risk extermination. 
The movie will focus on Arthur and his children and the conflict they go through. 

There’s a quote by Spike Lee, which he states, “Making films has got to be one of the hardest endeavors known to humankind.” Do you agree?

It can be frustrating at times when you don’t have the resources you need and finances,
but I try to make the best of it with having a great script, great cast, and crew. I always
believe hard times have not come to stay but they come to pass. A great quote from Les

Tell me three fun facts about you.
  1. I love spending time with my wife and family.
  2. I enjoy going to movie theaters.
  3. I’m a perfectionist in life. 

Any advice you would like to share with individuals who are wanting to work in the film industry? Is there any advice that you wish you knew about before you started?

Don’t get caught up on how much money you can make but focus on your dreams and your craft. If you do great work, the money will come, and you won’t have to chase it down. 

I share quotes with my readers to inspire and motivate them. Do you have one you can share that uplifts you or motivates you?

“Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit. " Les Brown

In one word describe yourself.


Click here for the official trailer to his film Abiding.

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