Award of Excellence – Not Quite Lost (Norway)

Title: Not Quite Lost
Runtime: 11 min
Country: Norway
Director: Kristian Repshus
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: September, 2020

Synopsis: 2 years after the death of his girlfriend, the 21-year old Travis must face his inner demons and change his way of living, to recognize his need for change.

FILMMAKER Q&A – Kristian Repshus – Director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Actor 

GS: What was the inspiration for your film?

KR: I was inspired by the idea to create high level storytelling in a low budget environment and see how well it could be done.

GS: When did you conceive the idea for your film and how long did it take before it was realized?

KR: I wrote it about a month and started production as soon as a month after finishing the last draft.

GS: What was the most challenging aspect of working in a short film format?

KR: Everything really. It’s my first time making a Short and I had to learn everything from scratch as we were making it.

GS: What was the most challenging aspect of your production?

KR: Lighting and blocking. I had no experience with it from before and it became a huge challenge during production.

GS: Do you have any advice for first-time filmmakers?

KR: Just do it and find out how to do it along the way.