Introduce Yourself : A New Year by J.R. Griffin

A New Year

Hello, Stage 32 crowd. I'm J.R. I'm new to stage 32. One of my producers told me about it, said it would be a great place for me to network. I've been freelance directing since 2013, I retired from the USAF in 2010, now I'm working on securing the rest of the financing for my feature film debut. My hopes are to meet new creatives and learn more about film financing and different perspectives of filmmaking.

Tully Archer

Hi, welcome! What kind of feature are you working on? :-)

Steffany Lohn Sommers

Sounds like you've got some great stuff ahead, nice to meet you!

J.R. Griffin

Thank You very much. It's a female lead thriller.

Steffany Lohn Sommers

Love it!

Selma Karayalcin


Wayne Jarman

Welcome, J.R. All the best!

Frank Hays

Hello, and welcome to Stage 32!

Daniel Smith

Welcome JR!

Charlotte Talley


Aray Brown

Welcome to the community JR! What’s your feature about?

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, J.R. Griffin! My name is Kay, I'm the Community Manager here at Stage 32. If you'd like to learn more about myself and the Stage32 Team, we have an intro blog: Nice to meet you and welcome to the community!

Awesome, congrats on the feature film! The Fundraising Lounge is definitely a good start (, but I think you'd enjoy the Filmmaking Lounge ( as well for topics regarding the creative side.

Keep in mind that these lounges are like the VIP Filmmaker's Lounges at Film Festivals, so this is where you can meet the people doing the work, get advice on anything you're working on, and/or give back to those who may need advice. We're a very supportive and encouraging community! I think you'd also enjoy my intro blog post on how to engage with the Stage32 Community:

Enjoy exploring the lounges, and don't forget to comment and respond to others’ posts, too! It's the best way to really connect! And, of course, feel free to reach out at any time. Cheers!

Selma Karayalcin

Hi J.R.

Martin Reese

Welcome J.R. Griffin . It's a great site. I invite to checkout the Writer's Room and explore the myriad number of resources and networking opportunities. Definitely would like to know more about your film. Make it a point to connect with Jason Mirch ( who leads the Writer's Room and is the Director of Script Services. Once again welcome.

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