With both the Durango Independent Film Fest and the Oscars taking place, The Telegraph asked: “What film has inspired you?”



Meg Lyons

“"‘Dirty Dancing’ because nobody puts me in the corner and they just don’t make movies with fun cheesy soundtracks anymore!”


Melanie Hamilton

“‘Syriana ‘because it gets to the truth of the matter.”


Alan Kahler

“‘Garden State’ because it was original and reflective.”


Joe Beckler


“‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ because it captured many of humanities struggles.”


Paul Kirk

“‘Dead Poets Society’ because it taught me the importance of individuality.”