Ryan Simmons and Jeff Walsh from Running A.T. Full Speed: Atlanta Film Chat Episode 240

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Making any documentary always presents a challenge, but what if your subject is walking the entirety of the Appalachian Trail at a record pace? What if you need to follow their entire journey and you run out of money? What if nothing happens that you want to happen and you still need to make a film?

All these and issues and more arose in the making of the documentary Running A.T. Full Speed, following the journey of Drew Burnett who hopes to break the record of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. Director Ryan Simmons and editor Jeff Walsh came on the show to discuss the making of the film, why unscripted content is so popular with audiences, the world of Appalachian Trail hiking, and much more!

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Film Bar Monday this week (7/29) is the mysterious 5th week and will be at the Tin Roof Cantina, but check the Facebook page for more info. Next week (8/5) it’s at the The Independent. Head to http://filmbarmondays.com for more dates, times, and locations!

This weekend, head up to Lawrenceville for the Something Wicked Film Festival! It’s at the Southern Performing Arts Academy and features tons of horror, sci-fi, and weirdo cinema.

On Saturday August 3rd, head to the Loews Hotel downtown for the Asian American Journalists Association Represent! It’s an all day training event for creators of color to increase the representation of diverse storytellers and content-makers and news media. Use code ATLFILMCHAT at checkout to get your ticket for only $25!

Actors, do you need taping services in Atlanta? Head to Frat Pack Productions! Are you auditioning for a show like The Walking Dead or Stranger Things? Tape with actors from those shows or similar projects instead of just getting shoved into an empty room and left to your own devices. Plus, your first 30 minutes are free upon your first visit!

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