On Sunday afternoon, I had the privilege to volunteer at the TCFF promo booth at the downtown AMC theater. I was actually looking forward to it, and it helps that I had all this energy after my Zumba class. It was fun chatting with fellow volunteers as we hand out the festival’s schedules and tell moviegoers about this upcoming event. Speaking of which, all of you TwinCities readers, have you got your tickets yet? No? Well, what are you waiting for? Click on the TCFF banner on the right sidebar or click here to get your tickets, pronto!
After my shift was done, I ran into the affable executive director Jatin Setia (whom I had met at a video shoot months earlier) and he kindly granted me an impromptu interview right on the spot! Btw, did you see him on the Sunday edition of the StarTribune‘s Entertainment page? I told him I have only five questions, but he was so gracious and easy to talk to that before I know it, I ended up asking him more questions 😀
Take a listen of the entire 10-minute interview by hitting the PLAY button below (sorry I don’t have time to write down the transcript). And pardon my interviewing skills, haven’t done this since my news broadcasting class back in college!
Special thanks to Mr. Setia for taking a time out of his hectic schedule to talk to me!
6 thoughts on “Counting down to TCFF: Interview with executive director Jatin Setia”
w00t w00t! Very kind of him to grant you an interview. You need to speak up a bit Ruth but interesting questions and interview! Thanks 🙂
Yes he is very kind indeed. He..he.. I actually don’t like hearing my own voice so I was deliberately pushing my “mike” (a.k.a Blackberry) away from my face. Well thanks for the compliment, I forgot to bring the ones I had jotted down so I had to think up those in like 2 minutes! 😀
Totally fascinating – both of you! What great background info, especially for the first year of the fest. Now I DO want to see World’s Largest ;-D
Why thanks Becky, I was a bit nervous but luckily Jatin was so thoughtful despite my inexperience 🙂 Yeah, we should try to catch World’s Largest together.
Hi Ruth, very impressed that you managed to get an interview with Jatin, it takes a lot of guts to go up to a relative stranger and ask them for an interview. Well done!
Oh, he’s no stranger, we’ve met a few times before this. But still it’s very kind of him to grant me the interview as he’s a super busy guy. Thanks for listening, Ronan!