A Conversation with writer/director/actor Donald Wilson. [Real To Reel Film Festival]

“Reel Conversations” highlights filmmakers responsible for some of the official Real to Reel Film Festival Selections. On this episode of “Reel Conversations,” Thomas Manning speaks with Donald Wilson, writer/director/actor for The Sound of Silence.

The Sound of Silence explores the meaning of “loss” and seeks to answer the question … can memories help us recover happiness? Donald Wilson is an EMMY® Nominated cinematographer, photographer, poet, video editor, and director of music videos, film, and television.

The Cleveland County Arts Council will host films like The Sound of Silence 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 on the festival, visit the Real to Reel International Film Festival website.

For more information on The Sound of Silence, visit Donald Wilson’s 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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