Interview with Actor/Screenwriter Bronwyn Szabo

Bronwyn Szabo’s short film played at the December 2016 FEMALE Feedback Film Festival to great success as the audience really responded to the movie.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Bronwyn Szabo: I was motivated to make this film because I was hooked on the story of this woman moving on from a past love, and I finding the humour and joy in tragedy.

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

BS: From idea to finished product, it probably took about six months from the time I wrote the script to the time it was done being edited.

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

BS: In two words, I’d describe this short film as sweet, and sad.

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

BS: The biggest obstacle in completing the film was finding the right team, and then getting everyone’s schedules to coordinate when there’s no money involved!

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

BS: At first I was scared to hear the audience’s reactions haha, but I was grateful to hear that people recognized the good directing and editing work that came from Karena and the crew, and pleased that they appreciated our creative use of limited space, and pleased that that one woman completely understood the message in the story!

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK of the Short Film:

MT: How did you come up with the idea for this short film?

BS: I came up with the idea for this short film when I was trying to write something for another short film contest about “dreams” and was taken by the idea of being haunted recurring dreams, and how sometimes they parallel repeated things we do in waking life, such as revisiting the same places over and over again.

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

BS: I’ve probably seen Clueless too many times to count!

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

BS: Up next for me is the short film “Angela and Lila” in post production with the same director, Karena Evans, and then working on developing my new comedic web series, “Tight-Knit”

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Interviewer Matthew Toffolo is currently the CEO of the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival. The festival that showcases 20-50 screenplay and story readings performed by professional actors every month. And the FEEDBACK Monthly Festival held in downtown Toronto, and Los Angeles at least 2 times a month. Go to www.wildsound.ca for more information and to submit your work to the festival.

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