Place: Nickelodeon Theatre
1. What is your connection to the South?
I grew up in South Florida and still spend about half of my time down in Miami. This movie was produced with the Borscht collective in Miami. They are the best.
2. Where did you get your inspiration for this work?
From a promotional pencil for the short film #PostModem by Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva. The pencil said “Everything you do will be forgotten” and it was a real bummer.
3. How did you start making films?
I started drawing and writing short stories when I was a kid. Then I put them together and made comic books. Then started doing animations. Then went to NYU for film school and started making movies with real humans. Then went back to animation. Who knows what the future holds?
4. Did anything interesting or funny happen on set during the shooting?
My animation assistant Alex Beekman had a 3DS and any time we were together and we both had our 3DS’s we would get a streetpass notification. That was definitely the most exciting thing. I’m not kidding. Streetpass notifications are really exciting.
5. What do you look forward to the most during Indie Grits?
Watching movies at the Nickelodeon!
6. Why should someone see your film?
I’m very proud of it. I think it’s the best thing I’ve made so far. That being said, if you don’t have the time to watch it, don’t worry about it. There’s a lot of other worthwhile things to do in life (though my movie is only five minutes long).