Q: What occupies your day? (Where do you work, go to school, etc.)
Blythe: I run the paint department at McGuire Scenic, Inc., an Indianapolis-based scene shop. We provide scenery and exhibits for corporate events, museums, theaters, and production companies. I spend my days supervising a crew of painters, coordinating with clients, designing paint techniques, ordering materials, meeting deadlines, and painting.
Q: How did you learn about the Indy Film Fest and what prompted you to get involved?
Blythe: I first heard about the Indy Film Fest years ago when it started and attended a couple of films. Over the past several years my interest in film has grown, and I wanted to support the organizations that screen films and promote filmmaking locally.
Q: Do you volunteer anywhere else?
Blythe: I have also volunteered for Primary Colours.
Q: What is your favorite movie?
Blythe: One of my recent favorites is Upstream Color. It’s such an intriguing and challenging blend of science fiction, romance, and identity exploration that continued to haunt my thoughts and emotions for a long time after watching it.
Q: What was the first movie you saw in a theater?
Blythe: One of my earliest memories of seeing a film was a Halloween screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at the IU Auditorium in Bloomington, accompanied on the pipe organ by Dennis James. I remember being very disappointed that we were going to see a movie rather than trick-or-treating, but once we got there I was entranced by the experience. The combination of live music and the dramatic, creepy visuals was a great introduction to the power of film.
Interested in volunteering? We're currently seeking volunteers to assist with all aspects of our 2014 festival (July 19-26). Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!