Maclain Nelson, Writer and Director of Once I Was Engaged
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The year was 1998, and football season was well underway.  Timpview and Highland were neck and neck.  This was unheard of.  Clearly, Timpview was the underdog.  And yet the score was super close.  Timpview 41, Highland 40.  In the last few seconds of the game, while the Highland QB threw what was going to be the winning touchdown, their moment of undying glory, little Maclain Nelson stepped up and intercepted it! Timpview won!! They beat Highland! Oh man, those were the glory days, and Maclain loves it when I tell that story, which is why I shared it publicly on this podcast! But for reals, Maclain and my history go back to good old 9th grade.  And amidst all the sports practices, Mac found a love of filmmaking.  Back then it was little videos for High school assemblies.  This evolved into feature film directing.  After a myriad of projects, Maclain wrote and directed "Once I was a Beehive." It slowly but surely captured some die hard fans.  Years later he created the spinoff stand alone feature "Once I was Engaged" which is currently in theaters.  Mac worked his magic again and created a fun and memorable world in this Rom Com that teaches incredible lessons about truly following your heart when making life changing decisions.  It is so good and you should check it out!  

You can find all details of screenings here:  www.onceiwasengaged.com

We had a great time reminiscing and chatting about the process of making this film and all the incredible memories he made with friends.  Enjoy!


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