Filmmaker’s Name and Title:  Glenn Payne, Director/Co-Producer
 
Film Name:  Tinker
 
Length of film:  18:30
 
Genre:  Comedy/Drama
 
In 50 words or less, what’s this film about?
Lenny Hale is a down-on-his-luck inventor who just wants the world to run more smoothly and make a sale. He's prepared to take on overly enthusiastic security guards and cutthroat cookie peddlers, but when it comes to facing his own demons it sometimes feels like there are some things tools can't fix.
 
What inspired you to make this film?
It's a story about the sacrifices people make to chase their dreams. We often think about the things we give up during those pursuits, but this film also takes a look at how that affects those we love. As an artist and filmmaker I can definitely relate to this. We've tried out best to explore those elements in our story using a mix of comedic and dramatic elements.  
 
Name your Top 3 Films of All Time:
That's a tough one!!!
Here are a few of my favorites. The Prestige, Little Miss Sunshine, Moon
 
What’s your connection to Mississippi?  (If you don’t have one, why did you apply to a Mississippi festival?)
I am a Mississippi filmmaker and have been blessed with the ability to collaborate with incredibly talented artists from Mississippi and the Southeast. We're doing our very best to create and bring content to our region of the country.
 
Anything else you want the audience to know about your film:
I hope that people will connect with the movie because Lenny could be a stand in for any of us. We all have things we've either tried to pursue or that we wish we had. If viewers can relate to him in some way then I think the film found its mark. Happy viewing and enjoy all the films! :D