Minter Dialogue with John Fortson

John Fortson is a filmmaker, living in LA, who produced, directed and starred in the much acclaimed short film, Rated. His film has been selected by over 30 film festivals and won 19 awards thus far (check out the trailer below). In this interview, we discuss the inspiration for Rated, the meaning and purpose behind the film, which looks at how society is increasingly able to rate everything and everyone openly. John is an innate storyteller and reveals some of the secrets of his craft. We also look at the lessons for brands and marketers want to create engaging stories.

Below, you’ll find the show notes and, of course, you are invited to comment. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to iTunes to rate the podcast.

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To connect with John Fortson:

  • You can follow more on the film, Rated, on Facebook.
  • Follow John on Twitter (@RatedTheFilm)
  • Find John Fortson on Linkedin


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Music credit: The jingle at the beginning of the show is courtesy of my friend, Pierre Journel, author of the Guitar Channel. And, the new sign off music is “Finger Paint,” written and performed by Josh Saxe, produced by Chase Geiser. Here’s a link on iTunes. I invite you to take a spin on Pierre’s podcast or listen to more of Josh’s music!

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