Director Marina Bruno (the brains behind hit short film Civil War) discusses her recent feature film Cotton String and how she was able to make the jump from short filmmaking to creating full-length features.
Tell us a bit about the film and the inspiration behind it, Marina.
How were you able to convert the original idea/source of inspiration into the workable, solid script for the film?
What was the experience like filming? Are there any lessons you have learned from the experience?
Can you tell us a bit about the locations for the shoot. How were you able to choose such great places and what advice would you have for anyone trying to make the most out of their film locations/environment?
What was casting like?
You have made many short films prior to working on Cotton String. What advice would you have for anyone transition from making shorts to features?
How were you able to work within the budget and make the feature film you envisioned? Got any tips?
What advice do you have for anyone else looking to shoot their first feature film?
What’s next for you?
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