Interview with Filmmaker Borja Escribano (EXPLORERS)

EXPLORERS was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the July 2020 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Borja Escribano: The desire to tell a story that talks about how many times, no matter how hard we try things, is to fight against destiny when really wants something

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

3 years

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

Visual and intricate.

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

VFX

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

I felt really really excited, I think that the audience feedback is a confidence boost to keep writing scripts and telling stories.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

6. How did you come up with the idea for this short film?

In a moment that I was thinking leave the cine / audiovisual world

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

Interstellar, Man Of Steel, Closer

8. You submitted to the festival via FilmFreeway, what are you feelings of the submission platform from a filmmaker’s perspective?

I think that the platform works very well.

9. What song have you listened to the most times in your life?

Killing me softly (Fugees) / Desafío (Malú)

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

A TV series about Explorers / A short film about the homosexuality in the Spanish post civil war (Franquismo).

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