Meet Director Irving Franco of Retro Drama "Cheerleader"

The narrative feature plays Monday, April 4th at 7pm in Plaza's main theatre.

Complete this sentence: “If you liked _____ or ______, you’ll like my film.” 
The Breakfast Club, Drive

If forced to choose a different role in making this film, what would it have been and why? 
Actor. Playing the role of one of the school teachers would have been fun.

If you were an X-men, which would you be? 
Professor X. So much wisdom.

What's the most challenging part of making a film for you? Do you enjoy that challenge, or is it something to be avoided? 
Screenwriting. I enjoy writing dialogue and that comes more naturally to me, but structure and mapping out beats can be tough.

Name three films you consider under-appreciated and explain their hidden genius. 
Synechdoche New York, Hard Eight, Palo Alto

You're building a grilled cheese with three different cheeses. What do you use? 
Munster, Mozzarella, Brie

Of the filmmakers working today, whose talent would you most like to steal? 
Steve McQueen

If familiar with the area, what's your favorite place in Atlanta? If visiting, what about Atlanta are you most excited to see?
Never been—can't wait to see it all!

Why did you submit your film to the Atlanta Film Festival?
Only heard great things ;)