FILMMAKER Q&A – John Luke Grubb – Director

GS: What was the inspiration for your film?

JLG: Creating work for us as actors and film makers.

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

JLG: We thought of the idea, drafted several scripts, and committed to making it happen with the generosity of time and enthusiasm from the cast and crew.

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

JLG: With this film, we had to get across information effectively, creatively and create arcs as best as we could with the main characters.

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

JLG: Time. Time is a big challenge when it comes to film making and there are always things that happen that you cannot foresee. Behind the camera is always the most challenging. That’s when you learn the value of pre-production. However the best way we all over came typical challenges this film had such as budget, gear, cast, crew etc, that doesn’t become as challenging when you reach out to your closest friends and acquaintances to help make your vision become a reality and you also have to use what you have around you to be creative.

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

JLG: Grab the camera and make your film. That’s all you have to do. Just GO FOR IT. Don’t over think it. Just DO.