Name: John Wilson, department head of Film and Media Arts
Sponsor Company: Trident Technical College, Address: 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston
Twitter/Facebook: https://twitter.com/tridenttech (@tridenttech); https://www.facebook.com/Trident-Technical-College-34430382854/
Who's your favorite Actor and Actress? Depends on the day, but I’d have to say that Robert Mitchum never got his just due but is truly great in a number of his movies (i.e. Cape Fear, The Night of the Hunter). Jimmy Stewart is not far behind.
Would you rather see a movie that makes you laugh til your face hurts, grab a tissue and teary eyed, or hide behind the seats and scream in fear? If it’s great work I have no preference — any and all of those.
What are your three favorite films of all time? Again, it depends on the day but always in the running are The Third Man, Chinatown and City Lights.
Favorite Movie Food (even if you snuck it in)? Milk Duds
Best Part of Charleston International Film Festival? The opportunity to meet like-minded people who have the same level of passion for movies and filmmaking you do and can introduce you to movies you are either unfamiliar with or deserve a second look.
A fun fact about our company? We are in the business of training film production crew members, so we certainly have a very direct and tangible connection to the industry.
Name: Ram Kalus MD, FACS
Sponsor Company: Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas, PA
Address: 578 Lone Tree Drive, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
Who's your favorite Actor and Actress? Ed Norton, Meryl Streep
Would you rather see a movie that makes you laugh til your face hurts, grab a tissue and teary eyed, or hide behind the seats and scream in fear? All sound terrific, depending on my mood.
What are your three favorite films of all time? Annie Hall, Far From the Madding Crowd, The Young Lions
Favorite Movie Food (even if you snuck it in)? I tend to eat before or after. I really don’t like the sound of crunching or wrappers nearby.
Best Part of Charleston International Film Festival? A Film Festival in Charleston!
A fun fact about our company? Touching one life at a time, by borrowing Jean Cocteau’s famous quote: “If there is a defect on the soul, it cannot be corrected on the face, but if there is a defect on the face and it is corrected, it can correct a soul.”