16 Dec an interview & the first 2012 festival!
happy holidays all! hope you are having a wonderful time filled with family, friends, and delicious noms!
this week I’ve decide to post a little interview I did for the Shriekfest newsletter. I’m LG and the festival director Denise Gossett is DG.
DG: What is your name and company URL?
My name is Luke Asa Guidici, my production company is yetiesque and my website is www.lukeasa.com.
DG: What is your specialty…filmmaking or screenwriting?
I write, direct, and edit. I really enjoy all three aspects of filmmaking, both in my own projects and when I collaborate with others. Experience in each one helps inform the others. Since I have experience editing, I know just what moments I’ll need to get on set in order to make a scene work. By having directing experience I’m able to better evaluate writing and examine the feasibility of production. And writing helps ensure that the films I make have the tonal & thematic aspects that I find most compelling.
DG: Impressive! What are you currently working on?
Right now I’m in the midst of a film festival tour with my short film CERTIFIED and I’m working on several feature film writing projects.
DG: That’s great! Have you been a finalist or winner in any festivals or competitions?
CERTIFIED has been a finalist at The American Pavilion in Cannes, Dragon*Con, and the HollyShorts Film Festival. It was also the Best Super Short at this year’s Shriekfest.
DG: Yes, if you haven’t seen it guys, you must! Why do you think the horror/scifi genres have such a large following?
For me sci-fi, fantasy, and supernatural tales have also had a huge attraction. There is something very compelling about tales that can take us to strange, far flung lands. The ability to dream and imagine is a unique and special part of being human – and these sorts of films tap into that.
DG: What do you love most about this business?
The creative process. I love the entire process from the scribbled notes in a sketchbook, to the script, to preproduction, to being on set, and to seeing it all come together in post production. I love talking about film, art, and stories. I love the problem solving that comes with trying to communicate an idea or get a certain shot. I guess you could simply say I love making stuff.
DG: I love your passion! What do you dislike most about this business?
Waiting! Filmmaking is such a collaborative art form that you inevitably spend a lot of time waiting for other people. Patience and grace go a long ways and I’m getting better at having more of both.
DG: LOL I hear you! Any advice you’d like to give to newbies?
Don’t worry about what you think others want to see, make work that reflects what you care about. People respond to authenticity and passion, so follow yours.
DG: Thank you! Anything else you’d like to say?
Check me out at twitter.com/lukeguidici. I talk about what projects I’m working on, films I’m watching, and a bit about snowboarding. Also feel free to say “hi” – I always @reply.
DG: Thank you for taking the time out to chat with me!
and, I’m happy to announce CERTIFIED’s first festival of 2012 – the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema!!