Interview with director Lisa Svelmoe (DREAMS OR DEMONS)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

DREAMS OR DEMONS, directed by Lisa Svelmoe played to rave reviews at the Under 5 minute Film Festival in July 2016.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Lisa Svelmoe: I was asked to make a film about a relevant media subject and I chose body image.

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

LS: 2-3 months

MT: How would you describe your short film in two words!?

LS: Eerie. Symbolic.

MT: What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

LS: Finding the main actress.

MT: What were your initial reactions when watching the Toronto audience talking about your film in the feedback video?

LS: So nice to hear all those great comments. I am convinced once again that you should never underestimate your audience, they are so smart.

MT: How did you…

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