“…because this is purely autobiographical, telling your own story is a way of reminding people of their own. And if it’s broad strokes, if it’s about love, or something like that, it resonates with people. Your story becomes their story too.”
“…it was hell. A very painful film to make with hard lessons learned, but a necessary one that has made me a stronger filmmaker. Film can be fun when all the elements are singing in harmony and elevating the material. That’s when its magic. A lot comes down to the choices you make, but ultimately it’s all about learning. You learn from your failures, not your successes.”
Alicja Ayres is a Polish actress based in Dublin. She has been in such films as ‘The Canal’, ‘I Used To Live Here’, ‘Monged’ and ‘The Elephant Is Contagious’. I got her insights into film-making industry in Ireland.
Charlie Weisman is one of the organisers of the world renowned 24 hour and 48 hour film races. Based from New York, it produces a lot of successful work and uncovers a lot of talented filmmakers. I asked Charlie about this years competition. What was the thinking behind creating these 24 and 48-hour film competitions? It…
That is such a good question and a tough one. I would honestly be happiest in a small tight knit crew, where we each cared equally about achieving something special, but that’s not always possible or practical. All I know is I love telling stories and I’m going to continue doing so in whatever capacity I’m able.