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John McKinney, Director of Hector Quince: Author

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"Hector thinks of himself as a mix of Henry Miller, Ernest Hemingway and Hunter S. Thompson." So says co-writer and director John McKinney of Hector Quince, the titular character of his short film Hector Quince: Author, premiering tonight at Cinespace. In it, Hector, having just completed his first successful novel and contemplating his next move, inadvertently ends up in the middle of some seriously dangerous happenstance that might just be his own fault. McKinney took some time to answer a few questions about the film before it premiers. Here's what he had to say:

Tell us about Hector.

With his successful first novel Cumulous Cloud published, Hector is attempting to quiet down and live like a true disciplined artist so that he might realize his potential as the greatest American writer EVER.

Nothing too ambitious then. So what's happened?