THE CORD played to rave reviews at the August 2018 Under 5 Minute Film Festival in Toronto.
Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?
Catherine L. Allard: I had this short script written for a while and I wanted to improve technical settings and crew for my next long script. So I asked everyone if they would do this film first and they did!
From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?
I would precise that the script was already in place. I just rewrite some quotes, shoot and edit in 2 months.
How would you describe your short film in two words!?
What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?
To make believe that the 6 friends were real and the Man unreal or awkward.
What were your initial reactions when watching the audience talking about your film in the feedback video?
I was pleased and impressed to see how easily they understood the idea. Also glad to see the young age of the crowd.
Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:
How did you come up with the idea for this short film?
I was talking with my partner about Schizophrenia and joking about what would be the most troubled situation and we made a link that social media and cellphones obsession become some kind of disease and social illusion, as schizophrenia can affect brain reality. It’s was a long process but I just tried to put it down in a critic and a suspense with a punch but not too serious!
What film have you seen the most in your life?
La belle verte, Coline Serreau
Starwars (original trilogy)
You submitted to the festival via FilmFreeway, what are you feelings of the submission platform from a filmmaker’s perspective?
Great platform , very usefull and interactive.
What song have you listened to the most times in your life?
I really have no idea, funny question though.
What is next for you? A new film?
Writing a long motion picture, 2 actually, trying to go in prod next year. working on different projects also.
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.