Iván Sáinz-Pardo’s short film SAVE played to rave reviews at the October 2016 Horror/Thriller Film Festival.
It was a pleasure to interview him about his film and what’s next:
Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?
Iván Sáinz-Pardo: Just wanted to work with actors again and I needed to tell a new story. I wanted to film something very short but really shocking!
MT: From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?
ISP: Only two weeks. I was training the camera movements alone for two days. And then we shoot in only 5 hours.
MT: How would you describe your short film in two words!?
ISP: Don’t Breathe
MT: What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?
ISP: I wanted do make a short film with only sequence shot.
MT: What were your initial reactions when watching the Toronto audience talking about your film in the feedback video?
ISP: What an amazing surprise. And the comments were very smart and interesting!!
Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film:
MT: How did you come up with the idea for this short film?
ISP:I was looking inside my own scary feelings.
MT: What film have you seen the most in your life?
ISP: The Doors by Oliver Stone. I love it!
MT: What is next for you? A new film?
ISP: I recently made a 19 minute short film called AINHOA. We have premiere in a few days at the International Film Festival in Gijon, Spain. In this link you could find more interesting infos about it: https://www.verkami.com/projects/15466-ainhoa
Interviewer Matthew Toffolo is currently the CEO of the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival. The festival that showcases 10-20 screenplay and story readings performed by professional actors every month. And the FEEDBACK Monthly Festival held in downtown Toronto on the last Thursday of every single month. Go tohttp://www.wildsound.ca for more information and to submit your work to the festival.