Interview with Filmmaker Ben Adler (TAPE 42 – GERMAN SHEPHARD)

Directed by Ben Adler
A team of navy seals embarks on a mysterious mission to capture a high-level target.

Get to know the filmmaker:

1. What motivated you to make this film?

Love sci fi, love animation

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

4 months about but I’ve had this idea for awhile

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

Found footage!

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

Hitler being old yet still recognizable, and as real looking as the rest of the animation.

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

Very cool to see, glad nobody thinks I am a nazi.

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

As far back as I can remember.

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

I can probably recite Forrest Gump, for better or worse

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

You guys should be bigger on twitter where there is a more connected industry community

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


10. What is your favorite meal?

11. What is next for you? A new film?
I have a new film titled MASSACRE AT OAK creek, also animated, that I’m hoping to get into some of the larger festivals, and put online if they’ll let me. Happy to discuss it.


By matthewtoffolo

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

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