5Q's w/Mallory Grolleau "Notorious Corn" Director

#1: Can you describe your movie and why somebody should see it in less than 140 characters?
It’s about success and its backside. I guess it’s to be seen because it says very very much in a very very short time.

#2: What do you want the Borrego Springs Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title?
The point is not if our corn will become famous or not. It will! It’s about what it is to be famous in a consumer society.

#3: What is your movie making background?  Tell us about yourself.
I’ve been a technician for some years (1997-2005). I was cameraman and lighting technician on TV and film sets, and also in theaters. Meanwhile, I directed my first shorts (Super 8mm, Super 16mm/35mm) and I learned a lot watching the others working (I’m self-taught).
Since 2005, I directed a documentary for television broadcast, many other shorts, music videos, corporate and commercial films. My first full length feature was released in France in September 2016. It was a great achievement for my team and me. For more details, please take a look on my website : www.mallorygrolleau.com

#4: What was the biggest lesson learned in getting your film made?
I knew it before, but it was confirmed once more with this short: working with talented and cool people is a privilege!

#5: What does the future hold for your film and you?
We hope to bring “Notorious Corn” to more and more festivals.
We currently are working on an animated story that still could be either a full length feature or a TV show. Crossing fingers for it’s success!!

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