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A conversation about stories that inspire with Berkeley filmmaker Morgan Schmidt-Feng

Filmmaker Morgan Schmidt-Feng
Photo by Brad Marshland
Filmmaker Morgan Schmidt-Feng

Morgan Schmidt-Feng grew up in Berkeley and spent time bonding with his filmmaker father. In fact, Schmidt-Feng played a fictionalized version of himself as a teen in his dad’s film "Morgan’s Cake," which was screened at Sundance.

Those years around the camera sparked an interest in Schmidt-Feng to become a documentary filmmaker. His talent has taken him to LucasFilm and the Olympics.

In this interview, he tells us about that and his latest film, "Anton: Circling Home." It's about 80-year-old artist Anton van Dalen and his love for pigeons.

Click the play button above to listen to their conversation.

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She is the executive producer and host of the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds as well as the series Sights + Sounds Magazine. Jeneé also covers East Oakland for KALW. Jeneé has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.