Last month, I wrote about how I had the opportunity to participate in a short film. Well, the short film is finished!
Check out the short film, “Horoscope” here:
Here are some photos from the day we shot the film:
I hope you enjoyed the short film and photos from the shoot. I want to share with you my interview with “Horoscope” writer and director, C.L. Manion.
AM: What does it feel like to have finished your first short film?
CM: Great! I’m really happy with how it turned out, the cast and crew were fantastic. Plus, this is a really exciting start. Now that we’ve shown we can make a film, we can start to play with it and expand little by little into more elaborate things.
AM: What inspired you to write this film?
CM: The horoscope in the paper. I read one not long ago that said something similar to what we have in the film. I thought the fact it said ‘healthy snacks’ was really unusual, not to mention kind of unromantic. The possibility of that backfiring was really funny to me – and simple enough to turn into a zero-budget short film.
AM: On the day of the shoot, what was it like to see your story brought to life?
CM: A little surreal. It’s strange to see actual people embody characters that, previously, only existed in my head or on the page – y’know? All of the sudden it’s alive.
AM: What was your favorite part of shooting this film?
CM: Probably the fact that we were shooting at all. This is the first film I’ve actually tried to make, and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to find people who would a) want to be involved, and b) work for this particular story. The project could’ve been dead in the water – everybody could have been like ‘meh, no thanks.’ But instead, they were really enthusiastic about it – for which I am incredibly grateful.
AM: What was the most challenging part of shooting this film?
CM: Writing can have its challenges, but producing is the real trick. Producing requires finding everyone and everything you’ll need for the film – actors, locations, props, etc. There are lots of details to go through before you start filming, even for something as simple as ‘Horoscope’. Lots of schedules to coordinate. Lots of emails.
AM: When do you hope to release your next film?
CLM: Ideally? Maybe July, but we’ll see…
AM: Where can people go to stay up to date on your latest works and films?
CLM: All of my work gets posted on my website: http://clmanion.wordpress.com You can also follow me on Twitter @C_L_Manion for additional tidbits.
Make sure to follow C.L. Manion. She is a very talented writer! 🙂