A Conversation with director Samantha McLeod. [Real to Reel Film Festival]

“Reel Conversations” highlights filmmakers featured in the 21st Annual International Real to Reel Film Festival. On this episode of “Reel Conversations,” Thomas Manning speaks with Samantha McLeod, writer, director, for The Thief.

The Thief is a dark, suspenseful short with elements of twisted comedy. It offers a lesson for us all, that all is not what it seems. Samantha offers a behind the scenes glimpse into making this film through the assistance of the London Film School, and she also addresses some of the challenges of searching for props to use as movie murder weapons in the UK.

The Cleveland County Arts Council will host films like The Thief for the 21st Annual “Real to Reel International Film Festival.” The festival will be fully online this year through Seed & Spark due to the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring official selections Sept. 9 – Oct. 9, 2020.

For over two decades, Real to Reel has showcased thought-provoking films from around the world and offers opportunities for cinema-lovers to embrace the independent vision of this unique art form.

For more information, visit the Real to Reel International Film Festival website.

Thomas Manning is a member of the NCFCA, and also the co-host of the television show and radio program “Meet Me at the Movies.” He has served as a production assistant and voting member on the Film Selection Committee for the Real to Reel Film Festival. He is currently studying film, television, and English at Gardner-Webb University.

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