Behind every master movie a talented director sits with a vision. Before becoming masterful, to takes a lot of hard work and dedication which is exactly what senior Alexander Prater is doing. To him, film is much more than just a movie.
“I was in the 7th grade when I watched this movie called Pulp Fiction,” Prater said. “I was amazed by how the story was told out of order, and how intriguing the dialogue was. I haven’t really seen anything so different before and seeing how the movie was made really peaked my interest in film.”
And now years later, he is the creator of his own film company, the Obscure Film Company. Prater plans to pursue his career after high school. To him, film is more than just a source of entertainment, becoming a way to express stories and emotions. Alexander Prater now writes his own scripts, collects his own cast, creates props and films. All of his films, a total of 11 films that even includes stop animation, is public to view on Obscure Film Company’s youtube channel. As for future creations, Prater said he has “a few scripts already finished.”
“I plan on filming some of them over the summer when I have more free time,” he said. “These films are gonna be more advanced in quality and will have a little bit of a higher budget compared to my previous works.”