Interview with Filmmakers Kellie Etling & Caitlyn Johannes (QUEERLY BELOVED)

QUEERLY BELOVED played to rave reviews at the April 2020 LGBT Film Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Kellie: What really motivated me to make this film was the lack of representation or education on queer identities that weren’t “Gay”. It took me a long time to realize my sexual orientation and gender identity because asexuality and nonbinary gender just aren’t talked about as much and if they are, it’s often by people who don’t really know what they’re talking about or are talking about these lesser-known identities negatively in my experience. I really wanted to make something that focused on acknowledging the diversity in the LGBTQIA+ community and celebrating both their differences and similarities.

Caitlyn: We wanted to create a film that highlights the queer community and shared the experiences of some members of the community.

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

Kellie: We started planning this film in the fall semester of 2018, so that we could apply for a grant that would be available to students from the Film Commission Office of Tampa, FL in the spring semester 2019. I think we finished the film in April 2019, so I believe in total around 6 months.

Caitlyn: Overall, I think it took us about 6 months to make the project. From November planning to final cut in early May.

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

Kellie: Queer celebration

Caitlyn: Entertaining and Educational

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

Kellie: I think scheduling was pretty difficult – plus, we never wanted to end the interviews, especially Santiago’s! It was so great hearing so many different stories and experiences from the community. We also didn’t have very many people on set, it was usually me working the three cameras, Caitlyn taking notes and running sound and Aditya interviewing people. Everything was definitely a learning experience.

Caitlyn: Finding a good variety of people to interview since we wanted to include as many different sexualities and gender representations as we could.

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

Kellie: Very emotional!!! I’m so glad people enjoyed it and connected with it. It makes me feel like we really accomplished what we set out to do with the film. It was also really cool to get suggestions about using the film as an educational resource for parents and schools, which I hadn’t really considered before.

Caitlyn: I was very surprised and happy when first viewing the audience feedback. It was very exciting to see how other people responded to our film and to hear that our hard work paid off in creating a great film that showcases the queer community in a different and positive way.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

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

Kellie: I think it was definitely a collaborative effort between us. We really wanted to make something that would have an impact and would be something that could be shared with a lot of people. I think in one of our first meetings, I had talked about how a now-dated documentary about asexuality really had a negative impact on me because it was giving so much authority to non-asexual people on what asexuality was and what our lives should be like. I really wanted to make something that every person you see, every voice you hear in the film, these are people from the community talking about their identity and not having someone else talk about it for them.

Caitlyn: Kellie’s idea mostly.

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

Kellie: Most likely Moulin Rouge, dir. Baz Luhrmann! It’s a very nostalgic film for me as I grew up watching it. The cinematography and editing and color… Wow!

Caitlyn: Probably the Harry Potter series, it’s one of my favorites

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

Kellie: I like it – It’s easy to see what people have to say about the festival as well as a really simple UI and makes submitting straightforward.

Caitlyn: I think it’s a relatively easy to use platform, and it’s nice to be able to find and submit the same project to multiple festivals at the same time. I also like all the different search filters to find different festivals.

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

Kellie: That’s a really difficult question! I go in phases of what songs I listen to a lot at a time. Lately, it’s been a lot of songs by AnnenMayKantereit, Hunnybee by Unknown Mortal Orchestra, or Alive by Amarante.

Caitlyn: Honestly, I have no idea, probably a Disney song I listened to on repeat as a child. But most recently would be Black & White by Niall Horan.

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

Kellie: Currently, I work for a creative agency as an editor and colorist, but I definitely want to get back into filming personal projects. It’s been difficult with the pandemic, of course. My goal is to shoot a short experimental film exclusively about nonbinary gender identity as I’ve personally experienced it. When I do make it, it’ll be on 16mm color stock and I’m really excited to cut on film again, as well as take advantage of the ability to scratch the film or use ink/paint on it. I love those sort of effects on film that really can’t be replicated digitally.

Caitlyn: Hopefully, moving out to Los Angeles to begin working on films.

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Interview with Filmmaker Daniel John Harris (NOW AND NOT YET)

NOW AND NOT YET was the winner of BEST FILM at the November 2019 Chicago FEEDBACK Film Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO MAKE THIS FILM?

Daniel John Harris: When thinking about what to do for my next short film, there were a lot of ideas swirling around my head. A lot of non-starters, though.
To clear out the noise, I thought about doing something that I felt
was important. Gun violence and some of the myths surrounding gun
culture came first. It’s hard not tho think about that when
mass-shootings make the news almost every day. It’s sad to think about
it, but I fear this short will be relevant for some time. Hopefully,
though, it won’t.

2. FROM THE IDEA TO THE FINISHED PRODUCT, HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR YOU
TO MAKE THIS SHORT?

I do most of my writing in my head while running, so I hopped on a
treadmill and when I got off 45 minutes later, I had the story ironed
out. It was written quickly, shared, re-written after my partners
weighed in on their thoughts, and we shot it 6 weeks later in one
night. Another 6 weeks after that, the movie was completely finished.
So, start to finish it came about very, very quickly.

3. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SHORT FILM IN TWO WORDS!?

Harsh reality.

4. WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE YOU FACED IN COMPLETING THIS FILM?

Surprisingly, we didn’t hit any major obstacles. The only thing that
sticks out was casting. Upon writing the script I knew who I wanted to
play for most of the parts, but I didn’t have anyone for the lead. We
held auditions, and thankfully we found Bryson. I cannot understate
how luck we were to book him. He is amazingly talented and has the
audience in his grasp from minute one. It’s hard to think the movie
would be as good without him.

5. WHAT WERE YOUR INITIAL REACTIONS WHEN WATCHING THE AUDIENCE TALKING
ABOUT YOUR FILM IN THE FEEDBACK VIDEO?

What’s great about the Feedback Festival is that the audience doesn’t
know the filmmakers are there. It isn’t like a normal film festival
Q&A where the filmmakers are dragged up front. They are hidden, in the
crowd, and I think this results in the audience responding more
freely. This is mildly terrifying, because the responses won’t be
watered down with a sense of politeness. They are going to be more
honest, more harsh, thinking the filmmakers aren’t there. Fortunately
for me, the audience responded positively. They understood the movie’s
themes and had wonderful insight. I felt a lot better when it was
done!

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

6. HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEA FOR THIS SHORT FILM?

Motivation aside, I knew I could only make a movie with the resources
on hand. I started with the location. I’d known the owner of the
corner store for some time and was confident we could book it. Then I
started to think about certain actors I’d been dying to work with
(Caitlin and John), and how they would best fit. Everything flowed
from there. So essentially it was a combination of theme and
resources.

7. WHAT FILM HAVE YOU SEEN THE MOST IN YOUR LIFE?

Probably Star Wars. I’ve been watching that pretty regularly since I
was 4.

8. YOU SUBMITTED TO THE FESTIVAL VIA FILMFREEWAY, WHAT ARE YOU
FEELINGS OF THE SUBMISSION PLATFORM FROM A FILMMAKER'S
PERSPECTIVE?

I’m a big fan of Film Freeway. It does a lot of the heavy lifting and
makes finding and submitting to festivals extremely easy.

9. WHAT SONG HAVE YOU LISTENED TO THE MOST TIMES IN YOUR LIFE?

Oh, it’s a tie between any number of Springsteen’s songs.

10. WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU? A NEW FILM?

I’m currently editing a short film that shot by my long-time
cinematographer Chris Murphy, called _Unclaimed_, directed by TW
Miller. It’s my first time editing a fictional narrative that I didn’t
also direct, so it will be fun. There are a few scripts, including a
feature, idling on the runway, so we’ll see if any of them take off.

Interview with Filmmaker Melissa Lane (SEX + ICE CREAM)

SEX + ICE CREAM played to rave reviews at the February 2020 Chicago Feedback Film Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Melissa Lane: I’ve always loved making short documentaries. So I knew I wanted to find a really interesting person to profile for my next project. I found Nicole on Instagram and initially fell in love with her aesthetic. But I officially decided to make a documentary about her after I realized how open she was about dealing with struggles in her life as well as mental health. She exuded so much joy and vulnerability simultaneously and that was really intriguing for me as a person and as a filmmaker.

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

It took about a full week to shoot. But it took about a year to edit. I was really struggling with how to make the story and the visuals flow in such a short amount of time. I had to step away from the project for a few months because I was getting so in my own head about it. I went through about 23 different versions of the edit before everything fell into place.

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

Colorful acceptance!

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

There were a lot of other interesting aspects to Nicole’s story. I had a really hard time deciding what would make the final film and what had to be cut. She just had so many amazing things to say and so many other challenges she’s faced in her life and I wanted to include them all. But in the end you have to decide what’s going to help progress the story versus what’s going get in the way.

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

I was really happy that people felt like they could relate to the story. I thought it was really funny that people wanted it to be longer since I had stressed out so much about trying to keep it super short.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

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

The opening sequence with all the food really just came to me all at once. I think that was the strongest vision I had for any of the setups. The rest of it just came from getting to know Nicole and letting her story guide the direction of the film.

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

Hmmmm…. Probably “Frances Ha”

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

I thought it was extremely easy. It’s really nice to have all of my assets and submissions organized in one place.

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

I guess it would be “Banshee Beat” by Animal Collective

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

I know this seems random given how fun and colorful Sex + Ice Cream was, but I really love horror film. So it would be cool to make a short horror film some time soon. I also want to start focusing more on my film photography, since a lot of my directing style is inspired by the photos I take.

Interview with Filmmaker Frank Schlichting (Undermine Beneath Canada’s Ghost Towns)

Undermine Beneath Canada’s Ghost Towns was the winner of BEST DOC CHARACTER at the March 2020 Documentary Film Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Frank Schlichting: It was made to promote what I was doing to get on TV

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

Some of it was from videos I had made on YouTube so several years.

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

Crazy steep!

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

Computers and bureaucracy

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

I thought it was awesome that I could show people thousands of miles away what it was like underground in an abandoned mine.

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

Telus had the contest to make the film so I worked hard to get the funding and basically the film was just an upscale version of what I was doing on YouTube.

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

Apocalypse Now

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

The theme from my YouTube channel we used in the first few years. Into the darkness

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

No I will continue with the YouTube. Of course there is always the chance that the phone will ring someday and some producer asks me to do a project with him. That was the idea of making the film in the first place.

Interview with Filmmaker Kev L. Smith (Taobh Le Taobh)

Taobh Le Taobh played to rave reviews at the February 2020 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Kev L. Smith: My next door neighbor, is the artist you see in this film & I really wanted to show what inspired him to create his artworks.

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

1 year

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

Two worlds

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

Finding the time to get it finished

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

It was cool to see how people interpreted the ideas we worked on in the film.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

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

I wanted to try & represent how a landscape inspires an artist to create his work .

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

Litmus – It is a surf film by Adrew Kindfilm – http://www.andrewkidman.com/film/litmus-1996/

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

It is a very convenient way to show finished work.

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

Pale blue eyes – The velvet underground

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

I am currently working on a photo book based on a project I did for a year in 2018 , where I took a picture of the same view of the cliffs of moher for a year. – http://www.kevlsmith.com/daily-cliffs

Interview with Filmmakers Kasey Poracky & Robert Mack (SHIFT)

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Robert: I had always had a passion for making movies, but never had the time or opportunity to pursue those interests during my high school years while under an intense training schedule of ballet, academics and extra-curriculars. When I got to Indiana University, I realized that the resources there and the incredible talent that I found myself surrounded by at the Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department would lend itself well to a high-quality project. From there on I began to form partnerships with students and faculty in both those schools.

Kasey: Once I heard Robert’s concept, I knew we’d be able to make something really beautiful that many people could relate to. And, I’ve always deeply admired dancers and dancing, so having the opportunity to capture ballet on film was a dream of mine.

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

Kasey: It took us about 15 months to pull this off.

Robert: The first six months was spent developing and pitching the initial idea. In January of 2018, I became a finalist at the Jacobs Innovation Competition, where a Media School Professor, Craig Erpelding, then connected me to Kasey. After spending months developing the idea with her, seeking funding, and putting together the cast and crew, we shot over two days in Fall of 2018 and the completed version was completed by early Spring.

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

Kasey: Poetic and Graceful (to me at least!)

Robert: Freedom and Inspiration.


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

Kasey: This being a student production, we had limited resources as far as a pre-production team, and so Robert and I did a lot of work on the front end. Casting, costumes, props, finding a composer and choreographer, etc. In terms of shooting and editing, we went with a multi-camera (5 to be exact) setup for optimal coverage, and so that was definitely a challenge on set and in post.

Robert: Coordinating all the moving parts and working with everybody’s schedules. The ballet department was incredibly supportive throughout, but our heavy schedules left a limited opening in which we could rehearse the dancers and focus on Shift. It was never enough time, but Sasha works brilliantly, the Jacobs dancers pick up and interpret movement with such great ease, and I was in awe of the support and professionalism of the Media School.

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

Kasey: I was so moved hearing the reactions of the audience members. When you spend so much time on something, to hear people talk about what touched them and what they enjoyed is very rewarding. Not only did the over-arching theme seem to come through, but all the little painstaking details we pored over were also mentioned. Getting to hear those comments has meant a great deal to me and I am very grateful.

Robert: I was in the audience for the feedback sessions at the festival and felt so extremely gratified and grateful for the positive reactions. My thought was, “people get it.” That meant the world to me.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

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

Robert: Shift very much draws from my experiences of the day-to-day routine of a high-school student losing sight of what makes our endeavors worthwhile in the first place.

Kasey: The main concept, of a student getting swallowed by his responsibilities, was Robert’s idea. We wanted it to feel modern and somewhat abstract, and so the idea to take the story to another place in time was a collaborative decision from myself, Robert, and another of the film’s producers Craig Erpelding.

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

Robert: It’s hard to say, as I have always been a movie buff. Top Hat with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, as well as Back to the Future come to my mind. As a kid, I loved musicals and would watch old classics like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Happiest Millionaire.

Kasey: Probably Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

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

Kasey: Film Freeway is wonderful. I love how it makes everything streamlined and accessible. It’s easy to use and makes entering festivals a non-intimidating process.

Robert: It makes submitting films to multiple festivals incredibly easy.

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

Kasey: I truly have no clue!

Robert: Piano Man by Billy Joel

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

Kasey: I am an aspiring Director of Photography, despite that I was the Director for Shift, and so currently I am working as the DP on several short films coming out of The Media School here in Bloomington.

Robert: Lots of new films, some involving dance. Ever since Shift, I have enjoyed working collaboratively with Media school students. One of my latest films, Midnight in the Park, stars ballet students and my incredible Ballet professors, Kyra Nichols, Carla Korbes, and Christian Claessens. I’m also getting my feet wet in screen acting. I’m still in college, so my studies remain of utmost importance, and I’m currently pursuing a second major in History and writing my Honors thesis on Hollywood director John Ford. All this, while I continue to train to be a professional ballet dancer, and to that end I am off this summer to ballet intensives with American Ballet Theatre in New York and Royal Ballet School in London.

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Interview with Filmmaker Shantel Hansen (HER TURF)

HER TURF played to rave reviews at the February 2020 Documentary Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Shantel Hansen: This started back in 2014 when I conceived of the idea of filming women in male dominated sports. Here in the United States, this wasn’t a topic talked about or filmed that often until recently there are more conversations over all about women in male dominated spaces in sports, professionally, and workplace. When I discovered women in football officiating, I knew that there had to be stories to uncover, document, and share. What I didn’t know was how I was going to do it. As a first time director and producer, it took over four years to make this documentary come alive. There have been a lot of ups and downs. A lot of highs and low moments. Looking back, I can’t express how grateful I am to see it all come together in a way that I could have never imagined in a million years. These three incredible women that I filmed along with an amazing film crew (Annice Canday, Tangela Mitchell and Mary Podesta) took a HUGE chance on me, as a rookie. I knew what I lacked in experience (I didn’t go to film school) I could make up with heart, passion and dedication.

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

2014-2019

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

Real and Inspiring

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

Honeslty, it wasn’t having a limited budget. It was getting access to film these incredible women. And when I did get access it was sometimes limited.

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

BLOWN AWAY. The audience feedback is priceless. I love how this documentary has a diverse audience. Anyone can watch it.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

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

I knew that I wanted to film something/someone/topic focusing on subculture(s) that impact the larger culture(s) unknownly. Officials and refeeres do that. They are a subculture that is marginalized in that they are in-between the game, players, coaches and fans. You see them (typically when it’s a call that you don’t like or agree with) but you don’t know who they are, why they are there on the line of scrimmage or why they do it.

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

I’m a mix bag. Big time. I watch crazy pointless series to serious stuff that is at Sunday and Hot Docs.

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

This was an overall a great experience to have FilmFreeway as a portal to submit my documentary and keep track of everything.

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

I listen to everything!

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

I have several projects in pre-production and one heading into production in the summer of 2020. I’m going to build out the concept of fiming more women in male domianted sports including a bull rider, sky diver, jockey, smoke jumper, and drag car sisters. I’m also working on another series filming women that are attempting to do online dating in their 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s.

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Interview with Filmmaker Ashley Gerst (THE SPIRIT SEAM)

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Ashley Gerst: I was motivated by my relationship between my grandfather and myself. He passed away in 2013, and I wanted to do something to honor his memory and to help me find a way through my grief regarding his death.

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

A little over 5 years! The initial outline for the story is dated at Oct 13, 2013. The final was completed January 15th!

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

Magically nostalgic.

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

Technically: the main character (Pollywog)’s hair. It was a nightmare, and took about 6 months and 3 rebuilds to finish.

Emotionally: there was one day, where I had set up a full classroom with rendering – each computer displaying a scene from the film as they rendered away overnight. I stood in the room, looking around before leaving, and realized that I was surrounded by my memories and a visualization of my relationship with my grandfather. It was a bit overwhelming.

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

I loved hearing the reaction and emotions each person had when watching my film!

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

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

I wanted to base it on my life, my memories of my grandfather, and also his memories that he was so excited to share about his childhood! The main character (Pollywog) would be about the same age as my grandfather was in 1952 in the film.

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

A very weird one: The Mouse and His Child. it was an early sanrio production (makers of hello Kitty) and is very bizarre.

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

I enjoy it overall, I find it easier than Without a Box.

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

that’s a hard one – probably Billy Idol’s Mony Mony.

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

Yes! I am currently finalizing the script and character designs for my next film: Being Pushed Down by Shadow. It’s about newly adult daughter living with her single mom. They love each other but do not see eye to eye.
This animated film will take place in 1969-1970 and will fall within the horror genre.

Interview with Filmmaker Deeptanshu Sinha (SIEGE)

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Deeptanshu Sinha: Like all my previous films my crew and I set out to make something which would push every crew member to their creative limits. We usually attempt things which we haven’t executed before or are doubtful of executing. Hence, I took the decision to make a VFX heavy film as we had never done it before. Finally after a lot of brainstorming I got the perfect story I wanted to tell. A story about a man in search for peace only to realise that it cannot be found.

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

It took me around 15 months to make this film.

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

Magnum Opus

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

Every day was an obstacle. It took us 15 months as we entered a territory we had no idea how to execute. We had just around $4800 to execute the entire project so we were short on crew. Hence, we wore multiple hats to complete the project. I was the Writer, Director, Production Designer, Sub Editor, Media Manager whereas my DOP also contributed in Production Design alongside Rotoscopy and DI Colorist. We had only two, 20 year olds who did 95% of the VFX. As nobody in our school had done a VFX project we barely got any support from the school and were on our own without any mentoring. Faculty calls to take over the project due to VFX delays was a nightmare but managing those prepared me as to become a better filmmaker for the studio environment.

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

Firstly, I was so thankful to the people who watched my film and took the effort to give feedback to us. My reactions were as anticipated. The audience completely got the things I wanted to convey to them and also left them thinking with questions which would make it a worthy second screening for them to get those questions answered. I am thankful to the festival for including the feedback section. Its a major plus.

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

I personally was going through a phase in life where I was trying really hard to find peace only to realise that it can never be found. We have to make peace with reality. Hence, I decided to extrapolate this idea and make a layered narrative to tell this story which would be relatable for many audiences worldwide.

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

I honestly don’t have a single film to answer this. As I watch the high rated films once in the cinemas and when at home I try to find the low rated films and give them one viewing.The reason for this is that the low rated films teach you things that one shouldn’t be doing when they make a film. There is a saying, how will you know what is sweet until you haven’t tasted sour.

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

FilmFreeway for filmmakers is like shopping on Amazon. Just add to cart all the festivals you want and hit go. It has made the process such easy. Will just reference THE DARK KNIGHT for this. “FilmFreeway is not the hero we deserve but the one which we need right now”.

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

I have heard Hans Zimmer’s TIME the most in my life. It falls under background scores but I think that’s the only one I can think of. Every time I play it, it emotes different feelings. The score is simply timeless.

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

I am making a feature film with a studio now. It should be done by 2020 end or by the 1st quarter of 2021.