A FOREST was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the December 2017 Experimental FEEDBACK Film Festival.
Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?
Adriano Curci: A Forest was born out of my love for The Cure and the mind blowing experience that was discovering that song, the short film is based on it. Also, the love of cinema, the support of my friends, family, and my crew.
2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?
It was a long process, I started writing on 2013, we filmed for 3 months at the end of 2015, and the editing and sound design was done by May of 2017. So almost 5 years in the making!
3. How would you describe your short film in two words!?
4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?
Filming is always hard. It takes a toll on you. But the hardest was the editing, I have a love-hate relationship with it.
5. What were your initial reactions when watching the audience talking about your film in the feedback video?
Nervous, but exited. A big thanks to everyone who went to the screening.
6. How did you come up with the idea for this short film?
Listening to The Cure. I was riding a train while listening and the idea for the short kinda came through. I knew that I wanted to be mysterious, with little or no dialogue, with the song being part of the film, like a constant mood.
7. What film have you seen the most in your life?
Mmm…I think maybe “Fargo” by the Coen brothers. Masterpiece.
8. You submitted to the festival via FilmFreeway, what are you feelings of the new(ish) submission platform from a filmmaker’s perspective?
It’s amazing. Its fast and organized. I love it.
9. What song have you listened to the most times in your life?
Now I think obviously “A Forest” by the Cure, ha! But I’ll say “Not the Doctor” by Alanis Morissette, I broke that cassette tape in the mid-nineties.
10. What is next for you? A new film?
Maybe! Still riding the “A Forest” wave.
|A FOREST, 11min., Argentina, Experimental
Directed by Adriano CurciThe past and the present are intertwined in an old abandoned house in the middle of a forest. Into the trees, Martin walks. A tragedy. Into the trees, into the trees. Based on the song “A Forest” by The Cure.
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