I have been working as a film journalist since 2010, dividing the first four years between radio broadcasting and entertainment writing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 2014, I entered Fresh Fiction (FreshFiction.tv) as the features editor. The following year, I stepped into the film critic position at the Denton Record-Chronicle, a daily North Texas print publication. My time is dedicated to writing theatrical film reviews, at-home entertainment columns, and conducting interviews with on-screen talent and filmmakers, as well as hosting a podcast devoted to genre filmmaking (called My Bloody Podcast). I've been married for seven happy years, and I have one son who is all about dinosaurs just like his dad.
Preston Barta // Features Editor
We’re zero days away from Netflix’s A Week Away, a new musical filled with summer-camp fun and a heartwarming romance. It’s here!
Directed by Roman White (known for his music video work with artists such as Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber), the film centers on troubled teen Will Hawkins (Kevin Quinn) going to a week-long church camp called Aweegaway.
As one might expect, Will is not thrilled about the prospect. He then meets Avery (Bailee Madison), who sets this camp’s “life-changing experience” in dancing-and-singing motion. Romance and smiles ensue.
Ahead of A Week Away‘s release, Fresh Fiction had the opportunity to speak with Kevin Quinn (Disney’s Bunk’d series) and Bailee Madison (Good Witch series) via Zoom. We discuss plugging into positivity, the reality of looking cool while dancing, and singing about life lessons.
Watch our video interview below, and catch the film on Netflix this weekend!