From Producer/Director Billy Luther:
I hope that people see that I made a film that honors and respects the women in my life. You see my grandmother and great-grandmother in my mother onscreen.
I also feel it was important to show what beauty really means to me. It’s not a physical Miss America thing.
His three favorite films:
The Last Picture Show
Thelma and Louise
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
His advice for aspiring filmmakers:
Do your homework, know who you are meeting with, keep in contact with people and apply to anything and everything you can for funding. Don't spend more than $50.00 on submissions—get them waived if you can. And have a solid list of advisors that includes your peers and mentors.
If you don't already, volunteer at film festivals! That is where I met filmmakers who I still keep in contact with and fellow volunteers who I continue to collaborate with. And you get to know the inner workings of a festival, so you're not completely clueless about the whole process.
His most inspirational food for making independent film:
Grilled cheese and tomato soup. It's cheap and you can make it differently every time.