In this podcast Gemma Files talks about Experimental Film, autism, story lessons, and much more.
About Gemma Files
Born April 4, 1968, in London, England, Gemma Files is the child of two actors (Elva Mai Hoover and Gary Files), and has lived most of her life in Toronto, Canada. Previously best-known as a film critic, teacher and screenwriter, she first broke onto the horror scene when her short story “The Emperor’s Old Bones” won the International Horror Guild’s 1999 award for Best Short Fiction. Her books include the Hexslinger series and Experimental Film.
- [04:20] Interview start/early childhood lesson
- [13:15] First experience writing fiction
- [22:25] False assumptions about autism
- [32:30] Experimental Film origins
- [44:50] People with Asperger’s don’t like fiction misconception
- [52:30] Stories that have taught biggest lessons
- [01:00:30] Departure from iWeekly Magazine
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