Interview with filmmaker Rian Smith (Robbie the Rabbit)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Rian Smith’s short film “Robbie the Rabbit” played at the September 2015 WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival to rave reviews. The audience loved this simple yet complicated story of two childhood friends, a tragic event, and a boy’s obsession with Rabbits.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video of ROBBIE THE RABBIT:

I recently interviewed director Rian Smith:

1. What motivated you to make this film?

I was told that there was money to be made in short films. I was misinformed.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

It took about 4-5 months to make, but took 6-7 years off the end of my life.

3. How would you describe your short film in two words!?

Touchingly weird.

4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

Assembling the crew. I had never even seen most of…

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