Hollywood has always lured people with dreams of stardom or creative satisfaction behind the camera, but few Americans actually get there, and an even smaller number succeed.
Career counselors might advise starting young, doing entry-level jobs, but a Virginia man took a whole different path to his first feature film.
Growing up in Richmond, Eddie Mullins loved movies.
“I do, somewhere in my folks’ attic, have an illustration of every single scene from Empire Strikes Back. I mean I labored over that thing and wore out so many magic markers you wouldn’t believe.”