Interview with Filmmaker Karla Puno Garcia (BUSTIN’ LOOSE)

BUSTIN’ LOOSE, 4min., USA, Music Video
Directed by Karla Puno Garcia
A young girl finds herself in an underworld.

Get to know the director:

1. What motivated you to make this film?
I was inspired by the music and it led me to create a world full of fun, quirky characters and wild movement!

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

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

4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?
Trying to figure out the connection between the main character and traveling to another world.

5. What were your initial reactions when watching the audience talking about your film in the feedback video?
Flattered that people were drawn to the things that I hoped would be prominent – most of all the overall vibe.

Watch the Audience Feedback Video:

6. When did you realize that you wanted to make films?
When I performed on camera and realized you can focus one’s attention very specifically. The reach to many more people is appealing as well.

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

8. What other elements of the festival experience can we and other festivals implement to satisfy you and help you further your filmmaking career?
Award/Recognition to the ensemble/dancers/cast; Monetary Prizes to make more films; network opportunities with other filmmakers.

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

10. What is your favorite meal?
avocado, rice, and baked chicken

11. What is next for you? A new film?
Choreographing live theater and creating my own films from the short film universe I began.

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By matthewtoffolo

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

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