In 2016, the music world celebrated the first anniversary of the release of The American Education Credit, a blockbuster that heralded the arrival of a generation of millennial music fans and a generation that would soon change the way the country watches its schools.
And in the years to come, The American Educational Credit would become a household name, thanks to its inclusion in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which was released in early 2018.
In 2017, a new record was released by New Jersey band The Dictators, who were among the first bands to be featured in the film adaptation of the classic novel The Hunger Game.
And just last year, The Hunger Group released a new single, “American Education Credit,” featuring a new take on the film’s theme song.
The year also saw the release, as part of its new 10-year anniversary, of the film The Last Song of Hannah, which celebrated the life of one of the first female filmmakers in the history of the Academy Awards.
And that was only the beginning.
Throughout 2017, the Academy Award-winning film The Hunger Gate also saw a new release: a new featurette, “The Hunger Gate: The Story of Hannah,” by the award-winning filmmakers, who spoke with Billboard about the history and future of their film, their collaboration with Academy Award–winning producer David O. Russell and what we can expect from The Hunger Girls’ upcoming film.
Billboard: The last thing I’d like to ask is, what are your thoughts on The Hunger Gates, given that you and the filmmakers have worked on a lot of films and that you’re now going to be working on a new one?
It’s a little confusing, but I think we both agree that we’re very proud of what we’ve done and that we can’t wait to bring the world The Hunger Gang and the Hunger Gate together again.
And for the record, I think the story is the most amazing part of the Hunger Gang.
It’s just a beautiful story that I’m just blown away by.
And we’re thrilled to be back together.
You’ve made a lot in your career, so I guess you could say it’s a great time to be in the music business.
What was the biggest challenge you faced in the process of making The Hunger Gangers?
I think it’s always difficult when you’re dealing with an adaptation of a novel, because you can’t see how the world would be like if that film had happened.
So we had to do some things that we couldn’t do, like not tell Hannah what happened in her life, or what happened to her, and we had a very long production schedule.
But that was a really interesting challenge.
You guys worked on this movie together for a long time.
How long did it take for you to make The Hunger Band?
When I first met with the filmmakers, we got together and they were like, “This is going to take five years, but we want to do this film together.”
I was like, No, I’d rather just make this movie than do that movie, and that’s exactly what I did.
So it was five years and 10 months.
What were the biggest challenges you faced?
I had to go to school for six years and go through four different colleges and go to three different music schools.
I had a lot to deal with in terms of the music schools and all the other stuff.
And then when I got to college, I had this thing called the Hunger Game, which I went to four times and didn’t know what to do with.
It was kind of overwhelming.
What did you learn from your experience in school?
Well, I learned a lot from the Hunger Games, and the book and the movie and what I was dealing with, so it helped me to see life through a different lens.
I also got to see my parents and my grandmother and my stepmother.
The book really got me through the whole thing.
And the Hunger Band, it was a different film, and it’s just not as fun to make.
I was in my first year and it was very tough.
So the Hunger Ganging was much easier.
How did you deal with the challenges of a music festival?
Well I think that one of my biggest challenges was the fact that it was happening in the middle of the year and we were just kind of living our lives and playing our instruments and getting in the spirit of things.
I remember playing a song that we were supposed to play to my school.
I couldn’t remember it, so when I saw the song, I was just like, Oh, this is really cool, but it’s like a very bad idea.
I got a little angry.
So I just got on the phone and talked to the director and the producers and the whole crew.
And he said, “Oh, that’s okay, it’s okay.
Just remember that this is going on in our school, and if you’re doing something