Derek Kolstad, creator, and writer of the iconic action franchise starring Keanu Reeves, John Wick, spoke with students at a special event at New York Film Academy moderated by Director of the NYFA Q&A Series, Tova Laiter. Kolstad spoke about how he got started in the business and how that led to his success as a screenwriter.

Filmmaking students also had the opportunity to ask Kolstad why he thinks the John Wick franchise stands apart from other action movies in the market. Watch the video to learn who the John Wick creator credits the success of the franchise to.