An Interview With Kit Wilson:A Visionary Storyteller

Hello Kit! Welcome! Could you tell us a bit about yourself? Give us a brief introduction!

Retired advertising agency creative director who crafted five books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble Books before writing first feature screenplay – a true story historical film – Selected as Semi-Finalist by FilmFreeway True Story Competition. Wrote/Produced/Directed nine short films in Seattle, awarded and screened in over 134 world-wide festivals. Created ten feature scripts, ready for “green light”, and am in post production for horror/thriller short, and in preproduction for fantasy short to be filmed in Spring 2022.

Where are you located?

Gig Harbor, WA

What is a quote that summarizes everything you’re about as a filmmaker?

“Films are for escape and entertainment, but ultimately about challenging a viewer’s world view.”

What inspired you to start creating films?

My published books couldn’t produce visible audience reaction like films.

Who most inspires/influences you currently and why?

Great film makers from the past. As Steven Spielberg often says: “we stand on the shoulders of the greats that came before us.”

What is your favorite film of all time?


As a creator, what do you find to be the thing that most drives you?

Stories and characters within my imagination that demand to become reality.

What is your absolute dream in life?

To produce one of ten feature script I’ve written.

We’d like to discuss some recent work. What’s your most recent project?

“Something Behind The Walls” – Horror/thriller short film shot in July

What are your roles in the film?


What is the film’s genre?


What is your film’s logline?

“In 1936, a female reporter travels to an isolated farm to uncover the source of mysterious events, only to confront and battle unspeakable evil,”

What inspired you in how you went about executing this project?

I once read the short story in 1958. It’s stayed in mind subconscious ever since.

What was the most difficult part in the process of working on this film? How did you overcome it?

Covid 19. Shut down production a year ago. Forced a shooting schedule that spanned six months. The story kept cast and crew glued to the project.

What was the most fun portion of this entire production?

On set production and collaboration with talent and crew. Had an ideal 1904 farm location with 1936 period sets and props.

What is the single greatest lesson you learned along the creation of this particular project?

Be prepared for anything to go wrong – and work the problem to keep the shooting on track.

We’re so glad to have you involved in The Film Festival Network. Do you have anything else you’d like to say before we wrap up?

The film festivals around the world who’ve honored our films greatly enhanced the validity of our creative efforts here in the Pacific Northwest. Our film community is small, but the passion and talent remains strong and committed.

Thank you so much for being a part of The Film Festival Network Community, Kit! We can’t wait to see what you do next.


Keep up with Kit and all his incredible work to come!