Flyway Film Fest Dispatch #6: Filmmakers Alyssa and Athena Lobit



Back for another round of interviews, Gamble and I sat down this time with a pair of film makers. This was the writer/star and producer of this year’s Flyway Film Festival “Best Narrative Feature” award, The Things We Carry. After seeing the film I can understand why. It has some great performances, high production value, terrific writing and even some recognizable faces among the cast.

That said, this might not be the film for everyone. This is personal melodrama at its highest. And I loved it! Two sisters of very different personality are forced to come together after the death of their mother and overcome their differences by confronting personal and extrapersonal relationships of the past and present; including a few of the more unsavory variety that vexed their drug addicted mother during the last years of her life.

Alyssa and Athena Lobit are sisters who took the real life experiences of their past, dramatized it and put it on screen for all of us to see. It’s a brave move, but one I’m glad they tackled. Hear their thoughts below and catch a glimpse of what the film entails and how you might see it soon.



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