5 questions with Felt director, Trang Doan at the half-way mark.
Sunday, February 12th, 2017
1Hey Trang! Thanks for being a part of our festival. First, what inspired you to make this beautiful film? I like capturing human body, especially their movements.
5 rhythms dance is a main inspiration for me to make this film, which is a movement meditation practice devised by Gabrielle Roth in the late 1970s.
2It says you asked people to express their depression through dancing. Why did you choose depression? Depression is the feeling everyone could experience in daily life and can lie hidden within one's soul. It is thus very hard to express this feeling by words. Through the film, you can see and feel lots of emotion from dispair, chaos to calm and stillness.
3The music for this film is so perfect. Who did the music and did you find the song before or after you began shooting? The music is composed by Nils Frahm. I found the music before the shooting. Before that, I had been listened to many songs and then this song came up, all the pictures just appeared constantly in my head and I decided to choose this song.
4Do have a dancing background at all? What got you interested in making an experimental film about dancing? The great thing of this film is each dancer has his/her own techniques and different styles of dancing. Before making this film, I had a meeting with all dancers and give them some depressed situations, then I asked each of them to choose one situation that they empathize with in order to put themself into it. All of them did a very great job. I am happy to had them in the film.
5What's next? It’s going to be another dancing film, but this time it’s about movements.
About the Interviewer: Ben Hicks
Ben Hicks is a writer/director and co-founder of Fandependent Films. Ben is currently working on making Fandependent Films awesome and is finishing up his first feature film entitled Kids Go Free to Fun Fun Time which was selected for the 2017 IFP Narrative Lab.
The film with the most fans wins $1,000
For 2017 we are moving on from screening feature films and will be showcasing shorts.
For our Winter 2017 Festival, we are giving away $2,000 in prizes to the top three films.
The film with the most fans.
The film with the most views.
Our favorite film.
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