SOBA-CHAN’S MORNING played to rave reviews at the April 2020 LGBT Film Festival.
Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?
Sergey Vlasov: The motivation for the film was the old script I had and finally decided to make. There was a festival in Japan that I wanted to participate in, so I chose this script as it was sharp and simple.
2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?
From the moment my friends told about the festival and I decided to make the short to take part in the festival, to the completion of the film it took three weeks.
3. How would you describe your short film in two words!?
That’s a hard one…
Routine uncertainty…may be…
4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?
The production went so smoothly. I cannot believe I could make a film in 3 weeks. My previous films took me 6-12 months. So no obstacles whatsoever for this one. )))
5. What were your initial reactions when watching the audience talking about your film in the feedback video?
It was soooooo heart-warming. People understand it, people enjoy it and people will remember it. I have to say this is the best reward.
Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:
6. How did you come up with the idea for this short film?
I just head this idea of the triangle, and I thought what would happen if I change the lover for a girl (in original script it was a man). I did it and I liked the new vibes of the film.
7. What film have you seen the most in your life?
Eeeemmm… It might sound strange but it is Robocop (1987) I saw it more than 300 times.
8. You submitted to the festival via FilmFreeway, what are you feelings of the submission platform from a filmmaker’s perspective?
Filmfreeway is the best platform. The design, the interface… It’s just out of a competition.
9. What song have you listened to the most times in your life?
Emmm… probably Who wants to live forever by Queen.
10. What is next for you? A new film?
I have already filmed another 5 minutes short and now writing my first feature.