Class of 2007

Presenting the 20 Under 30 Class of 2007.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article was fact checked and accurate at press time, but 417 Magazine cannot guarantee its accuracy indefinitely.

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The Trucker Trickster

Sarah Wilson-DeWald, 26

Producer, Trick My Truck

How do you get a Hollywood job without moving to Hollywood? Network like mad and land a gig producing CMT’s Trick My Truck, a show where big rigs are given an overhaul. The actual “tricking” happens in Joplin, and when the show came to the Ozarks looking for a field producer—the person who makes sure shoots and interviews go just so—Sarah Wilson-DeWald jumped at the chance. A veteran of locally made films like Larvae, Sarah’s love for the dramatic began in third grade, and grew in high school and college theatre. She landed the Truck job with help from the Missouri Film Commission and the Missouri Film Alliance of Springfield and hopes to help create more film opportunities. With legislation pending on film industry tax credits and recent local casting calls for Trading Spouses and Farmer Wants a Wife (Sarah didn’t audition; she has a husband, Edward), it could be just a matter of time.

You have an iPod. You can only download one album. What is it? John Lennon, Imagine
Favorite book: the Sword of Truth fantasy series by Terry Goodkind
When I’m 40 I hope _____________? “I have my castle in the middle of the woods, with my own animal refuge.” (Sarah and Edward own four dogs, one cat, three mice a rabit and “a bunch of fish.”)
If you could eat one meal in Springfield, and budget isn’t an obstacle, where would you eat? Nakato
In an honest moment, what would you tell someone about your job? “It’s an amazing opportunity. The crew is like my family—I’ll hate to see it end.” (Editor: The show hasn’t been cancelled after three seasons, but Sarah says they get “a little scared” after each season)
Who would play you in a movie of your life? Helen Hunt
If you could be on a reality show, what would it be? 1000 Places to See Before You Die
Prediction for the two dead characters in the last Harry Potter book: Hagrid and Snape
First website you hit every morning: Yahoo! e-mail
Biggest phobia: Failure


Movie: Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings series
Adult beverage: Corona
TV show: Prison Break
Fast food indulgence: Sonic’s vanilla Diet Dr. Pepper
Bar: Ernie Biggs

Take your pick:

Time machine or omniscience? Omniscience
Black tie or comfy sweats? Comfy sweats
John or Paul? Paul
MySpace or Facebook? MySpace
Deal or No Deal? Deal

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