Interview with Filmmaker Daniel Mars (THE SEQUENCE)

THE SEQUENCE, 7min., UK, Drama/Thriller
Directed by Daniel Mars
A war refugee is intercepted by the MI-5 to testify against the very same Warlord he is hunting for the murder of his family.

Get to know the filmmaker:

1. What motivated you to make this film?

A great many reasons. For one, I always wanted to publish a story about this specific community, maybe the most misunderstood and underrepresented community in the world today. It was also important to further give this character full permission to be the 3 dimensional human being that he is, where he does things based on what he deems to be right, and not how the rest of the world would love to see him. It was important to me to show his humanity.

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

More than a year.

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

Unbroken Pursuit

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


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

It was great to see how audiences experience the film and the specific aspects they pick on, I appreciated every comment and observation that came from the audience.

Watch the Audience Feedback Video:

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


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

I try not to watch a movie too many times, so as to not spoil it for myself. I thrive on getting myself back to a stage of watching a movie I know is good, but not knowing what happens next.

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

Opportunities to collaborate and get to know other filmmakers

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

Quite positive.

10. What is your favorite meal?

The homemade meals from my mother

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

I am working on various projects in different stages, looking for funding, and there is also a novel that i finished 4 years ago that I just got back on, looking for ways to publish it.


By matthewtoffolo

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

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