Interview with Filmmaker Kevin Barwick (SERPENDIPITY)

SERPENDIPITY was awarded BEST CHARACTERS at the April 2020 ANIMATION Feedback Film Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Kevin Barwick: I was motivated by the fresh take on the well known character of Medusa. With this film it was exciting to explore the boundaries between grounded and fantasy storytelling.

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

This Animated short took 2 years from idea to finished product.

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

Whimsically inviting

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

As we developed the film, our team was still learning the fundamental techniques of the industry. Our biggest obstacle came in the big risks where we didn’t know if a task would turn out successful, due to our limited technical vocabulary. It’s scary to feel under qualified but I think these risks are essential for growth.

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

I’m honored every time someone is able to ingest out film. The experience is surreal.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

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

The idea is an amalgamation of 16 gifted artists coming together to tell a story.

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

The most viewed film in my life would be The Lion King.

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

It’s relieving having an accessible platform, such as filmfreeway, that unifies the breadth of festivals and film makers allover the globe.

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

I’m an avid music enthusiast, so one song wouldn’t reflect myself. I’m a fan of the intricacy of jazz, the power behind rock, and the catch of pop.

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

A new film is definitely in the works. This one will be a longer process and a smaller team but I’ll always be creating art for all to enjoy.



By matthewtoffolo

Filmmaker and sports fan. CEO of the WILDsound Film and Writing Festival

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