QUICHE, 11min., Canada, Drama
Directed by Suzannah Moore
A nosy neighbor presses her way into the kitchen of a young mother, who ends up needing her.
Get to know the filmmaker:
1. What motivated you to make this film?
My co-producer/collaborator (Adam Crosby) and I have worked together on a number of projects, but none of them were something I had written. We shared a vision in the type of tone we wanted to capture in our storytelling, and wanted to see how well we could bring it to life (tone can be one of the hardest things to skewer in filmmaking, in my opinion). We were both really drawn to the grounded, slice-of-life space, wherein the audience feels like a bit of a fly on the wall. I thought it would be neat to create a world inside of someone’s kitchen, because this is such a lived-in and often private space for many. In my writing, I was also exploring my own sadness, and my relationship to it. Eventually these pieces began to come together, and we made Quiche!
2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?
I wrote this script in April 2022. We were going to film in June 2022, but my father ended up passing away in late May. We pushed going to camera to September 2022, and were finished post by the end of November.
3. How would you describe your film in two words!?
4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?
For as challenging as filmmaking can often be, this whole process was pretty lovely. This was my first time directing (ever) and I was acting on-camera with Linda Kash. I put a lot of pressure on myself for those reasons, but Linda (and the entire team) were so spectacular to work with that I forgot to be nervous about 30 minutes into our shoot-day.
5. What were your initial reactions when watching the audience talking about your film in the feedback video?
It was an honour to have so many smart, eloquent people giving my work their time. It meant a lot. It also felt like a lot of my intentions with the film came through for them, which felt incredible. I felt seen 🙂
6. When did you realize that you wanted to make films?
When I was in my early twenties and did so much grieving, growing, and connecting through the film and TV I was watching.
7. What film have you seen the most in your life?
Best in Show (no coincidence that Linda Kash is in that).
8. What other elements of the festival experience can we and other festivals implement to satisfy you and help you further your filmmaking career?
The opportunity to meet with the other filmmakers is always great.
9. You submitted to the festival via FilmFreeway. How has your experiences been working on the festival platform site?
Great! Easy and user-friendly.
10. What is your favorite meal?
Purple cabbage and perogies (it’s my staple this winter), but otherwise my favourite meal changes with the seasons!
11. What is next for you? A new film?
I have a feature in development!