Plastic From Retro-Juice: Questions And Answers.
Thanks so much for coming along to the screening – glad you liked the mini-movie and got our anarchic Q&A fun afterwards. Especially enjoyed the Commodore 64 comment: I do indeed own my original fully functioning C=64 and those front titles were my little tribute to it… as well as setting the whole computer game tone that runs through. The reaction to the short has been amazing, and I’ve been crazy busy setting up feature film projects off the back of the buzz that the short has created. I wanted to find some time to go through your questions properly, which I’ve enjoyed doing.
Who were the people (from left to right) who were in the QA/Interview?
(from left to right) Adnana Isratescu (actress), Niko Nicatera (actor), Stephen Harvey (publicist), Mark Davis (writer/dirctor), Luke Toulson (curzon soho host).
Toulson and Harvey are a brilliant comedy duo we are working with, who were shortlisted for the Perrier award in the Edinburgh Festival last year, and it occurred to us that we could have some fun in the Q&A after the screening. So Luke played ‘art’, and Steve played ‘commerce’ – the idea was to have a battle between the two, and do a slightly subversive post-screening chat in the spirit of the film. We didn’t want to take things too seriously. We figured that if people were good enough to come out for a 15 minute short film, we should lay on a bit of a show for them. The point was that just because something ‘looks’ like art, doesn’t mean it is, and just because something ‘looks’ like commercial entertainment, doesn’t mean it isn’t art. Hopefully the audience got an idea of what the film was about through this bit of stand-up, and were given a full hour of entertainment.
What inspired the movie?
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