- Vancouver, British Columbia - I first met Richard Mogg while attending film school just over a year ago. The co-producer of my first short film had worked with him in the same film program two years earlier and brought a number of graduates on board to help out a rookie like me. During that shoot, there was some down time where we chatted about what he has been up to since he graduated. He told me of a feature film he had been working on and was planning to shoot in the Summer. Now his first feature is complete, so I took the opportunity to chat with him about the film and his plans for it.
Part of Sour Grapes Winery's original journalistic philosophy was that as a magazine, it would focus on normal people. That is to say, rather than interviewing celebrities or people who might be identified as the elite of society, SGW chooses to explore and discuss the ideas that everyday people have. SGW does not reject the ideas of the "elite," instead it believes that more than enough exposure is already given to these individuals, thus any further interviews of such individuals would be redundant and unnecessary from a journalistic standpoint.
SGW will seek to find individuals who have an interesting or unusual experience from which they have developed their opinions and ideas. While some of them may be somewhat unorthodox or deemed "fringe," SGW wants to create a soapbox for said individuals to contribute to the discussion. The opinions and comments of the interviews that can be read below cannot be assumed to represent those of SGW, its editor, or its columnists. Please enjoy!