I’ve recently described “film school” to my students as a story incubator. There are incubators for startup businesses, where young entrepreneurs can receive experienced guidance, mature instruction, and even investment in a short-term, intensive season in hopes of kick starting a new company. They are also places where entrepreneurs can get networked in with other entrepreneurs to create economic synergistic magic. I really think that film school is that, but for stories and storytellers. Or it can be. Or it should be.
Jesse is a professor at Houston Baptist University. He also directs the school's theatre club, does handyman projects on the side, and produces features and short films. A Pastor's kid/missionary kid, his view of life is at the very least unique. And hopefully helpful.