Interview with Filmmaker Yann Reuzeau (THE HUNT)

THE HUNT, 22min., France, Drama
Directed by Yann Reuzeau
15 years have passed since that violent night, and Xavier’s life is now idyllic.
But today, Boris is being released from prison, causing the mysterious events of that night to come rushing back to haunt Xavier. He decides to find and confront this man who was his friend in hopes of finding out the truth about that night and the nightmarish crime on which his current happiness was built.

Get to know the filmmaker:

1. What motivated you to make this film?

That story ! And my actors. I already worked with them in the past and I was dying to do it again.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?
Around two years. But the idea was older.

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

What remains of love between people after tragedy hit them.

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

Money ! Time !

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

It was really moving. It’s actually the first time I see audience reaction other than the screening we did (and It was mostly friends, obviously). So, a big thanks for that.

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

A long long time ago

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

I’m not really in watching film other and other again. But maybe Requiem for a dream. An pulp fiction. Really far away from what I’m doing !

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

I don’t know, but the feedback is a great idea !

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

Mixed. It’s an opportunity to have all the festival in the same website and help easily send the movie all around the world.
But I’m shoked by all the fake festivals with no screening, even online, with spectacular fee, of fee for each category you can imagine (and they have a wild imagination). Some a pure scam and it’s a disgrace that filmfreeway is a accomplice of that. It’s also a insult to all the real festival doing real work.

10. What is your favorite meal?

Hum… pasta campagnola

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

I’m working on it, yeah. But I’m doing a play, right know, about teenage.


By matthewtoffolo

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

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