FILMMAKER Q&A – Stan Prentice – Director

GS: What was the inspiration for your film?

SP: The inspiration for the film was the true life story of the woman playing the lead role. She discovered late in life that she had been adopted, and found her birth family through a DNA test. Facts and names were, of course altered for dramatic effect, but she essentially was playing the role of her birth mother.

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

SP: I conceived the idea in September 2019, and finished filming in February 2020. So, about 6 months.

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

SP: The most challenging aspect of working in a short film format is keeping the story within the framework of only the most essential details to tell the story.

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

SP: The most challenging aspect in this film was working in a very small available space.

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

SP: My only advice for first-time filmmakers is to study other short films, both good and bad, as well as studying film making in general.