Honorable Mention – “SVEN GUNNAR” (Sweden)

Runtime: 11 min
Country: Sweden
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!