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Title: SVEN GUNNAR
Runtime: 11 min
Director: Darwin Reina
Placement: Honorable Mention
Competition: March 31, 2020
Synopsis: Sometimes what we must do for love, can kill us. That’s the realization that Tim must come to if he is to stop Sven-Gunnar. Tim, a father and husband, is forced to commit the unspeakable in order to save his family; he must realize that the man holding his family hostage has done this before, if he is to stop them all becoming victims of SVEN- GUNNAR and prevent others falling victim to the same fate.
FILMMAKER Q&A – Darwin Reina – Director
GS: What was the inspiration for your film?
DR: Ted Bundy sounds weird but yes that was the inspiration!
GS: When did you conceive the idea for your film and how long did it take before it was realized?
DR: It was in Jan 2019 and we shot it in June 2019
GS: What was the most challenging aspect of working in a short film format?
DR: Most challenging things its to be away from the naysayers and all those pro filmmakers who doesn’t do things and just judge!
GS: What was the most challenging aspect of your production?
DR: Time! Time is everything!
GS: Do you have any advice for first-time filmmakers?
DR: Just make films period whether they good or bad! anyway what’s good? I guess this is very singular!