Interview with the Filmmaking team for the Short Film “MERKUR”

A group of animation filmmakers from a film school in France made what is perhaps the most unique film that the FEEDBACK Film Festival has ever shown called “MERKUR”. If 1000 people watched it, you’ll get 1000 different responses to what it’s all about.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video for MERKUR:

Interview with the filmmaking team: Jean-Baptiste Aziere, Delphine Delannoy, Simon Goeneutte-Lefevre, Edwin Leeds, Camille Roubinowitz

1. What motivated you to make this film ?

It was a school project but we wanted to do something more experimental. We wanted to do something new.

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

We made the film in two months (from the idea to the finished product).

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

“What the… !” It’s the two words that we heard the most everytime we projected it. The film causes a lot of interrogations for the viewers, and there is as many interpretations as people who watched it.

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

We had two months to do the film so it was very intense.

5. What is the theme of this film?

The film talk about trying something new/ looking at an other direction.

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

It was very cool. The audience was amazing. It was exactly the kind of reactions we were expecting when we were making the film. Thank you again !

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

We can’t really answer that question we all have very different tastes. But something’s sure, we love cinema.

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

Each one of us is working on his own short film.

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