Interview with Filmmaker Noel Holmes (TEDDY TOOK A CLEANER TO THE CLEANERS)

TEDDY TOOK A CLEANER TO THE CLEANERS was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the June 2022 THRILLER/SUSPENSE Festival.

1. What motivated you to make this film?

A love of making something out of nothing

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

A month

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

unusual dread

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

My wife…it was filmed in my home

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

Thrilled…delighted a great feeling…and gratitude

Watch the Audience Feedback Video:

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

I always had an eye for art of all types

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

Either Jaws or The Evil Dead I believe both films are game changers

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

I am open to anything really

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

Great

10. What is your favorite meal?

…In general I try to not have favourites in anything because everything brings something to the table… That goes for films/songs etc.

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

I have a few irons in the fire we’ll see what happens …Thanks again Noel.

By matthewtoffolo

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

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