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Zach LeBeau

In the second segment, Fuller sits down with Carbondale, Illinois native Zach LeBeau, a world-traveling independent filmmaker who has returned to Southern Illinois with his family. LeBeau's new film The Scientist, which recently won the Best Science Fiction film award at the 43rd Annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival, had it's world premiere at a packed house at the Liberty Theater in April 2010. The film tells the story of a scientist who creates a mysterious energy generator in the hopes of communicating with his deceased wife and daughter. LeBeau talks with Fuller about his efforts to create a film that can bridge the gap between art houses and the distribution networks. He also shares insight about the process of producing independent films and the daunting challenge of getting them distributed to a wider audience.

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