Presenting Fusion Doc Challenge Top 20 Finalists Alex Williams, Dara Hall and Jobe Layton

December 17, 2015

What’s your Fusion Doc Challenge film, “Perspective,” about?

Our Fusion Doc Challenge film is about Bonnie Hall’s daily life and struggles with glaucoma as told by her daughter, Dara Hall. Dara discovers a new outlook on life through witnessing her mother’s positivity and strength.

Alex Williams

Filmmaker Alex Williams

How did you choose your subject?

We brainstormed multiple possible subjects on the Wednesday we started the challenge. By the end of our brainstorming session we had two contenders and a difficult decision to make. It came down to the story.

What was the hardest thing about the challenge?

The hardest element of the challenge was the time constraints. We really felt the pressure in the editing room where the amount of time left became a burden.

What was the best thing about the challenge?

The time constraints was the hardest element of the challenge, but also the best thing about the challenge. At the end of the five days we had made a film, that we all felt very proud of.

Dara Hall

Filmmaker Dara Hall

What’s your biggest take away from the challenge?

We all had the same takeaway from this project: the important of a great team. Alex Williams with his talent to communicate his artistic vision through his directorial choices; Jobe Layton, with his ability to enlighten audiences with his cinematography; and Dara Hall with her skills to keep the artists on track. Every member on the team worked really well together which made the long nights and early mornings a lot easier.

What is on the docket now for your film career/What are you working on?

On the next thing on the docket for the team is to find a job within the film community. We all will be graduating from film school this year. Alex has began his search since he graduated earlier this month. However, being the multi-tasker he is, continues preproduction for a short film he is directing and developing into a feature film. Jobe and Dara will graduating in spring. Dara is on the lookout for the next project. In her off time she hones her passion for screenwriting through writing and reading as many screenplays as humanly possible. Jobe is continues to fly his quad-copter as much as possible to pursue his goal of filming for National Geographic.

Jobe Layton

Filmmaker Jobe Layton

Anything else you want your audience to know?

We are very thankful to our mentor and executive producer, Jon Ward. We hope you enjoy the film!

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