Interview with Filmmaker Craig Oty (PSYCHE OBSCURA)

PSYCHE OBSCURA, 8min., USA, Experimental Dance
Directed by Craig Oty
A young woman, captive in a delusional state of mind, is drawn into the depths of a psychotic abyss.

Get to know the filmmaker:

1. What motivated you to make this film? — The artistic impulse to express an inner vision of life.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film? — 1 year.

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

4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film? — Keeping the thread of mood to the end.

5. What were your initial reactions when watching the audience talking about your film in the feedback video?
Pleasure at the insightful and articulate impressions of the film’s nuances.

6. When did you realize that you wanted to make films? — I always wrote with an eye to directing.

7. What film have you seen the most in your life? — ‘Persona’ by Ingmar Bergman.

8. What other elements of the festival experience can we and other festivals implement to satisfy you and help you further your filmmaking career? — Can’t say as yet. So far, so good.

9. You submitted to the festival via FilmFreeway. How has your experiences been working on the festival platform site?
All aspects work very well.

10. What is your favorite meal? — Chilean Sea Bass.

11. What is next for you? A new film? — Yes, a new short film of a painter and his search for a muse.


By matthewtoffolo

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

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