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Michael Everett: Working to make Turlock the next Hollywood
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Michael Everett - photo by Photo Contributed

Michael Everett is a record/film producer and owner of the The Creation Lab studios in Turlock. Everett also founded the Turlock Film Commission.



Q. How did you get started in this field?

A. "I got my first studio job while attending Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. I got interested in Film while working in Television for STARcom in Baton Rouge, La."



Q. What helps inspire your creativity?

A. "That’s a good question… If I had to choose only one thing, it would have to be my faith in God. After all, HE is the father of all creativity. HE made all the raw material that I work with."


Q. What's your biggest challenge when working on a project?

A. "Enough time to finish is the main challenge. It would be nice to have a few more hours in each day but then again, I guess it still wouldn’t be enough."


Q. When did you first know you were meant to work in the arts?

A. "Around the age of 5, when I got my first guitar and bought my first Johnny Cash record."



Q. What change would you like to see happen in Turlock in the next five years?

A. "Getting our first major film done here last month was huge. The town has a unique “vibe” to it and people that visit here to work on films or make records with us tell me that all the time… I see us doing a lot more movies here and maybe a few hit records as well."



Q. What do you think Turlock should be most proud of?

A. "In-N-Out Burger. Well, that is what my guests from out of state tell me."



Q. What do you like to do for fun?

A. "Producing music is still really fun for me. I will be in Nashville next week finishing up a new project. It never gets dull."



Q. What was the last thing you read?

A. "The menu at In-N-Out drive thru. Actually, a screenplay for a new movie I might be co-producing back East."



Q. What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A. "I am a volunteer facilitator at Jessica's House along with my wife Danielle. It’s a great gift to the community and we both love it there. Also, if I can add one more, I really don’t have a Southern accent — I am just faking it."