Scribbler's Corner at River of Grass

Fred Zara: Life as Art – Making Movies From Memoir

June 03, 2019 Season 1 Episode 6
Scribbler's Corner at River of Grass
Fred Zara: Life as Art – Making Movies From Memoir
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Scribbler's Corner at River of Grass
Fred Zara: Life as Art – Making Movies From Memoir
Jun 03, 2019 Season 1 Episode 6
Darlyn Finch Kuhn
A high school dropout from New Jersey becomes a successful Florida filmmaker, after watching a good friend die of a heroin overdose
Show Notes

Filmmaker, director, writer, actor—Fred Zara lives in Orlando, but stopped by Scribbler's Corner at River of Grass while he was in Jacksonville for the Southeast Regional Film Festival, where his latest film, The Suicide of James Rider, was being screened.

Fred grew up in New Jersey, where, at 15, he got kicked out of the 9th grade for fighting with a teacher. He played drums in a Trenton-based punk band under the name of Fred Fatal – a wild ride he documented twenty years later in his award-winning documentary, Average Community

So how does a 15-year-old high school dropout with anger issues go from riding around with friends to meet their crack dealer in New Jersey to an award-winning filmmaker in Florida?

Learn more about Fred and his work at https://fredzara.wordpress.com/



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