Podcasting Them Softly is thrilled to present a passionate cinematic discussion with independent filmmaker Damian K. Lahey! A Jacksonville, Fl. native, Damian graduated from Douglas Anderson School Of The Arts High School and is an alumnus of The University Of North Carolina School Of The Arts Film School. Damian has produced and/or written several independent films including festival blazing cult faves ‘Ding-A- Ling- Less’ (2002) directed by indie maverick Onur Tukel and the critically acclaimed anti-drug film ‘Cocaine Angel’ (2006), directed by indie stalwart Michael Tully which premiered at Rotterdam International FF and South By Southwest. Damian was a staff writer/contributing editor for IndieSlate Magazine from 2006-2011. In 2008 he won a Creative Excellence Award for screenwriting at Slamdance. Damian has also worked as a freelance screenwriter, director and UPM on several commercials, music videos and shorts over the years including ‘Children For A Day'(2008), which finished up a successful festival run in 2010, winning a slew of awards. The last feature film he wrote and directed, the holiday comedy/drama ‘The Heroes Of Arvine Place'(2012), was shot in Jacksonville, Fl. and also had a very strong festival run, winning several awards and was picked up for distribution and released in December of 2014 on Blu-Ray and multiple online platforms. In July of 2014, Lahey wrote and directed the short comedy/horror piece ‘Soccer Moms In Peril’ in Los Angeles, which had its world premiere at Dances With Films in Hollywood in June of 2015. It recently finished a successful festival run, even winning a Jury Award at the prestigious Indie Memphis Film Festival and best comedy/horror film at The Chicago Horror Film Festival. Damian kicked off 2016 shooting another short film, ‘District Quarantine’ in Los Angeles, which was recently completed and will begin its festival run in 2017. Damian is currently in pre-production on another short film, ‘Captain Traer Smiles At The Stars’ which will shoot in Los Angeles in February of 2017. That will complete a trilogy of genre short films titled ‘Three Slivers Of The Moon’ which all feature star Tarah DeSpain, Damian’s long time cinematographer Tarina Van Den Driessche, sound designer Joshua Chase and editor, co-producer and all around collaborator Craig Moorhead. We hope you enjoy this exciting and entertaining chat!