5Q's w/Natasha Soto "North" Director

#1: Can you describe your movie and why somebody should see it in less than 140 characters?

A fairytale about two young children in the forest, searching for the mother that has abandoned them.

#2: What do you want the Borrego FilmFestival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title?

“North” is set up as a fairytale and the reason for that is the concept of abandonment is something that is timeless.  Like a fairytale there is no set time or date, but the core issues of the story is what we take away from it.

#3: What is your movie making background?  Tell us about yourself.

I am a recent Graduate of the City College of New York’s MFA Film Program.  In the past 3 years I have experience working in various roles of production, but I have taken a specific liking to Producing.

#4: What was the biggest lesson learned in getting your film made?

The biggest lesson I learned while working on the set of “North” is that working with children can be very unpredictable.  Planning, set ups, and rehearsals can all be made but at the end of the day when the crew and actors are all in sync it really is a great feeling and it looks beautiful.

#5: What does the future hold for your film and you?

Right now I am trying to bring “North” to a wide audience, to try and start a discussion about the issues of abandonment people of all ages carry with them.  As far as the future I recently produced two short films, and I am looking forward to writing and producing children focused programming.  

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