Interview with Filmmaker Ramon Blanquer (SAMFAELINI: BUSBY BERKELEY’S DREAM ABERRATIONS)

 SAMFAELINI: BUSBY BERKELEY’S DREAM ABERRATIONS played to rave reviews at the April 2018 Experimental & Music FEEDBACK Film Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Ramon Blanquer: The surreal landscapes Busby Berkeley achieved in his films.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

6 months.

3. How would you describe your short film in two words!?

Visceral extravanganza.

4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

Applying textures that are hires enough on different distances from the camera. (I am not too good at texture painting).

5. What were your initial reactions when watching the audience talking about your film in the feedback video?

It’s a bit strange (in the good sense) seeing people discussing your work from the other side of the Atlantic, it’s nothing compared to just receiving feedback as text.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

6. How did you come up with the idea for this short film?

I watched a lot of Lynch during my university days, so I decided to do something weird too.

7. What film have you seen the most in your life?

Mr Nobody.

8. You submitted to the festival via FilmFreeway, what are you feelings of the submission platform from a filmmaker’s perspective?

Just makes life much easier, I guess it does for you too! Click here, click there, done.

9. What song have you listened to the most times in your life?

… checking my last.fm account and will tell us… mmm… Woodkid’s Run Boy Run (134 times) and my most listened band Sigur Ros (1,511 plays)

10. What is next for you? A new film?

I want to explore machine (deep) learning and see how I can make some art out of it. Deep dreaming (algorithm) seems to allow it.

 

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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 single month. And the FEEDBACK Monthly Festival held in downtown Toronto, and Los Angeles at least 3 times a month. Go to http://www.wildsoundfestival.com for more information and to submit your work to the festival.

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