91: Paul Hoeprich

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91: Paul Hoeprich

Paul Hoeprich discovered his love for video/film production with his first SONY Betamovie camcorder. He was 7 years old. He received a degree in broadcast production and currently teaches film/news production at Arcadia High School.

"Sharing my passion with youth is
an amazing experience and their new and fresh ideas sometimes can be
inspiring and  amazing" says Hoeprich.  "We have wonderful support at Arcadia for the
program from the district, administration, and community and business
leaders that really helps to put the program into a level of excellence
not seen at most high schools."

Teaching allows him time
to work with his film company, Catbrain Film Factory, and to work
freelance gigs. Catbrain's current
project, On a Plain, is a fictionalized account of Hoeprich's life in
high schools in the mid-90's. It tells the story of how the death of one of his generation's
most notable spokesmen, Kurt Cobain, affected an entire generation of

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Hoeprich with his film students at Arcadia High School.

The last film you ...

cried during: Only film that has brought me to tears is field of dreams...not sure  
why. Americana, baseball. Father-son relationships, it just gets me every time.

laughed during: Not sure ... Films just don't seem to be as funny as they used to be.

fell asleep during: This is totally blasphemous considering the film was directed by my favorite director? But, I fell asleep during a showing of Weird Science at Valley Art. To my credit, I had watched two other Hughes films prior to that one...

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What was your last big project?
The current project On A Plain is still two-years and counting.

What are you working on now?
Freelancing, enjoying time with the family and continuing on pushing On A Plain.

What's your biggest pet peeve in a movie theater?
Kids at inappropriate films.... Totally pisses me off.

What's the craziest thing you've ever done with a camera?
It was during a car scene for our short, single. My PA, Jacob Sacks, drove his mother's Audi station wagon while I leaned over the back seat  
and grabbed our DO, Tony Perea, by the collar so he wouldn't fall out of the car as he got a tracking shot of another car that was following.

The Creatives, so far:

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99. Brian Boner
98. Carol Panaro-Smith
97. Jane Reddin
96. Adam Dumper
95. Mayme Kratz
94. Daniel Tantalean
93. Yuri Artibise
92. Lisa Starry

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