Interview with Filmmaker Tatyana Yassukovich (BABY GRIEF)

BABY GRIEF played to rave reviews at the August 2021 FEMALE Filmmakers festival.

What motivated you to make this film?

It was a part of a bigger story but the more I worked with it the more I felt it was a short story of a very poignant moment I saw that it had a beginning a middle and an end and it felt wonderful to be able to capture that in four minutes

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

The whole piece from start to finish took about two to three months.

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

Most challenging was time constraints with editor.

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

I was so excited to hear people speak about something that is created and that it meant something to them. It makes you understand the reason we make films in the first place

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

When did you realize that you wanted to make films?

Six years ago. I wanted to make something I wrote from a play into w movie. And once I did so. I was hooked and could not think of what else would make sense to do.

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

I think all in all the platform is good and I have not had any issues with it this far.

What is your favorite meal?

Roast chicken mashed potatoes and green beans with a little bit of gravy

What is next for you? A new film?

Right now I am shooting a second season of my series on actors in the theatre. This season explores how the characters survived Covid.

By matthewtoffolo

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

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