A Conversation with director John Gray. [Real to Reel Film Festival]

“Reel Conversations” highlights filmmakers behind official Real to Reel Film Festival Selections.

On this episode of “Reel Conversations,” Thomas Manning speaks with John Gray, the writer and director of the short film Extra Innings. Real to Reel is honored to host this short for the 21st Annual Real to Reel Film Fest. Extra Innings follows a reporter as he interviews the manager of the Boston Red Sox in an attempt to uncover secrets from his past.

The Cleveland County Arts Council will host films like Extra Innings from Sept 9-12, for the 21st Annual “Real to Reel International Film Festival.” 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 NCFA, 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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