Interview with filmmaker Emy Tzavra-Bulloch (MINOTAUR)

I recently chatted with the short film director of MINOTAUR, Emy Tzarva-Bulloch. “Minotaur” is perhaps one of the more polarizing films that have played at our WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival. It’s a film loaded with intrigue, mystery, and an ancient myth.

Watch the AUDIENCE Feedback of MINOTAUR:

Interiew with Emy Tzarva-Bulloch:

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Emy Tzavra-Bulloch: The struggle that people face today when they see their dreams crushing into reality. Sacrificed so to speak.

Matthew: From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

Emy: A little bit more than six weeks.

Matthew: How would you describe your short film in two words!?

Emy: Experimental allegory.

Matthew: What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

Emy: Lack of money in order to take things a step further.

Matthew: How is the film scene in your city and country?

Emy: It is quite vivid but lacks the financial resources. Nevertheless artists try to express themselves with the means available.

Matthew: What were your initial reactions when watching the Toronto audience talking about your film in the feedback video?

Emy: First, i must say I m very excited that my film had the opportunity to be seen by this audience. I realize that it takes some previous knowledge of the myth in order to get the full meaning of what the film is about. Interesting observations though by a very intelligent audience.

Matthew: What film have you seen the most in your life?

Emy: if you mean genre, I would say Italian neorealism.

Matthew: What is next for you? A new film?

Emy: I am participating in an anglo-cypriot project for the 150 years of the book Alice in the Wonderland.In this project twelve recording artists created 12 musical scores (one for each chapter of the book) and after an international competition, 12 filmmakers were selected to create the visual “cover” for the music.

Sort of the other way around, to what is usually the process: first image then sound.
I was lucky enough to be selected to create the introduction.

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By matthewtoffolo

Filmmaker and sports fan. CEO of the WILDsound Film and Writing Festival www.wildsound.ca

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