Interview with Filmmaker Jorge Diaz Zamora (PROJECT MYCROFT)

PROJECT MYCROFT, 15min., Mexico, Sci-Fi
Directed by Jorge Diaz Zamora
Mycroft is a machine that will show you a personalized work of art, for better or for worse.

Get to know the filmmaker:

1. What motivated you to make this film?
This feeling that I needed to create something, and the pandemic made it even stronger.
I knew I wanted to get something out, I had a notebook filled with ideas, so in the end, it was a combination of what was possible and what do I want to tell.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?
Taking into consideration many of the hiccups found along the way, in reality, it was around 8 months.

3. How would you describe your film in two words!?
Scary Computer (or even black mirror-esque)

4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?
Covid, we were pretty close to not doing any of this due to a hospital visit

5. What were your initial reactions when watching the audience talking about your film in the feedback video?
I caught myself smiling and nodding a couple of times, this was one of the best feedback that I got. It felt nice to see people miles away say they liked something that was so hard to pull off.

Watch the Audience Feedback Video:

6. When did you realize that you wanted to make films?
I was 17 years old when I had this amazing film class; we spent the semester watching the first 10 minutes of “Vertigo” by Hitchcock. The way we dissected each piece of the film gave me a new perspective on the art

7. What film have you seen the most in your life?
Not sure but Se7en and In Bruges are definitely on the top

8. What other elements of the festival experience can we and other festivals implement to satisfy you and help you further your filmmaking career?
Before this festival, my favorite thing was to network and meet new people; but now, I have to say the reaction video is right there along that, I would love to have both all the time.

9. You submitted to the festival via FilmFreeway. How has your experiences been working on the festival platform site?
I’ve become somewhat addicted to the platform. To see every once in a while what amazing festivals there are, and the way you can easily submit your film is super nice.

10. What is your favorite meal?
Inhumanly spicy chicken wings

11. What is next for you? A new film?
Yeah, I’ve been toying around with some ideas and preparing a new script, hopefully by the end of the year.


By matthewtoffolo

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

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