Could you tell us a little bit about Waverly Films. How you got together, got started, etc?
Chris Ford: We all met at NYU filmschool. We became friends working on each other’s projects. At the time, the teaching philosophy at NYU was more about encouraging the students than providing a lot of criticism. So we eventually started meeting outside of class to go over our scripts, storyboards, editing etc. When we graduated that little group named ourselves Waverly Films after Waverly Place that goes past the school and the Waverly Diner where we used to eat ALL THE TIME. We started a website and then an LLC when we started getting work.
So then there were kind of two parallel directions we were pursuing. The first was filling up our website. We started making “clips of the week” – at first just little one-shot snippets. They eventually became more like little short films or comedy sketches. But that was always just something we did for fun and to keep practicing at making movies.