Hunter Lee Hughes (writer-director-producer) created Guys Reading Poems after immersing himself in poetry books left to him by his late grandmother Kathleen. He committed to write and direct Guys Reading Poems with the hope of effectively combining visual poetry with narrative storytelling in a feature film.
Hunter’s previous directing effort was the comedy narrative webseries Dumbass Filmmakers!, launched in 2012, which won four awards at L.A.WebFest, including “Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series.” Hunter also wrote and produced Winner Takes All, which screened at ten international film festivals before being acquired for distribution as part of the Black Briefs collection of dark short films. He is currently developing his second feature film, Inside-Out, Outside-In.
Hunter’s two plays, Fate of the Monarchs and The Sermons of John Bradley, were mounted in Los Angeles, with Fate of the Monarchs being chosen as “Critic’s Pick” by BackStage West and The Sermons of John Bradley winning “Best Leading Actor in A Drama – Male” by StageSceneLA.com for the 2008-2009 Season.
Hunter’s favorite poet is Rumi.
You can learn more about his work at: hunterleehughes.com