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Meet Our New Assistant Director Sierra Franklin-Morton!

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Sierra Franklin-Morton is a long-time attendee of the Tallgrass Film Festival and is thrilled to join the Tallgrass Film Association. She brings a wealth of experience from her previous roles at the Orpheum Theatre and INTRUST Bank Arena. A proud graduate of the University of Kansas, Sierra enjoyed attending special screenings and planning activities and film showings as a member of Student Union Activities. Pop culture savvy, a trivia buff, and a movie lover at heart, Sierra brings enthusiasm and expertise to her role. Outside of work, she enjoys attending concerts across the country with her husband and spending time with her two cats and loving dog.”

Get to know Sierra a bit more:

Favorite Film(s): “To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar”, “Romeo + Juliet”, and “Crooklyn”

Favorite Director(s):
Baz Lurhmann, Spike Lee,  Ryan Coogler and Tim Burton

Favorite Movie Snack:
Buttery popcorn and a pretzel with cheese!

Favorite restaurant in Wichita:

What do you love about film festivals?
I love the variety in content that you can see in one setting and exploring diverse stories that I wouldn’t have otherwise been aware of.

What excites you most about joining the team?
I’m excited about the unique programming and seeing the festival come to life from the planning stages to the last gala of the festival.

What makes you stubbornly independent?

Being one child of many in my family, I had to grow up marching to the beat of my drummer and become stubbornly independent. I think my stubborn independence means that everything I do is genuine, authentic, and always true to my roots.