StarCam's Jennifer Tapiero caught up with Corbin Bernsen
on the red carpet at the Movie Guide Awards where his new film, 25 Hill
, was nominated for the Faith and Freedom Award.
"Today the best part about making movies is I write my movies and direct them and do all of that…I get to express the summation of my thoughts and dreams and my summations of everything I've learned and lived," he said.
For this reason, Bernsen finds it incredibly important to focus on deeper meanings in his films. On the surface, 25 Hill is about a kid who saves the soapbox derby, but if you read into it, there's a much bigger, more socially relevant message.
"It's about that spirit that we all have in the face of adversity, all adversity but certainly today when there's this strangle hold between the people who govern us," he told Jen. "It is up to us. Tax more, tax less; it doesn't matter. What can we do in our lives to affect a real change?"
It's no surprise that in times like this people would rather spend their money on something uplifting rather than a movie that will leave them more scared and scarred than they were before they entered the theater.
"Movies about faith and family are hot right now. They're big business. People are going to show up. When you start having films like Dolphin Tale...and Blindside…These are the films people want to go to," said Bernsen. "They'll go to other films and they're great…but you read the paper every day and it's junky out there. So, people want this. People need this."