Interview with Filmmaker Raoul Bhatt (PIPE NATION)

PIPE NATION was the winner of BEST FEATURE FILM at the FESTIVAL for DRAMA Festival in April 2022.

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1. What motivated you to make this film?

I wanted to make a film about the people I grew up with, and the environment I grew up in. They are beautiful people, strong, determined and resilient.

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

3 years.

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

Badass Awesome

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

We had over 200 people involved, and we filmed this during the beginning of the pandemic, so keeping everyone safe

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

Made me teary eyed, I felt like I wanted to cry, with joy.

Watch the Audience Feedback Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UMtCdjxWrk

6. When did you realize that you wanted to make films?

All my life.

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

Pulp Fiction.

8. What other elements of the festival experience can we and other festivals implement to satisfy you and help you further your filmmaking career?

Help us secure a deal with buyers.

9. You submitted to the festival via FilmFreeway. How has your experiences been working on the festival platform site?

Very easy!

10. What is your favorite meal?

A good curry dish, Indian.

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

A epic Sci-fi

By matthewtoffolo

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

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