5Q's w/Adrian Mead "Misgivings" Director

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

If you like the idea of a foul mouthed Glaswegian parrot giving fashion tips to a suicidal young guy...well Misgivings is the one for you.  

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

Despite the subject matter - a young man contemplates suicide - Misgivings is actually very funny and was recently very well received at a major Mental Health Film Festival.  We have won some awards, been shortlisted for others and had some really interesting discussions about how the subject of Mental Health should be approached by film and TV. 

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

Self taught and have worked as a writer director in UK film and TV for last 15 years.  Always something new to learn and I have really enjoyed returning to making a short film again.   

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

Misgivings was made as part of a development scheme for young people (16 -24) trying to break into the industry.  It was inspiring to see how they came together to form a professional crew in such a short time and coped with all the challenges that were thrown at them.  

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

Exploring the subject of Mental Health whilst making a funny and interesting piece was always risky. Thankfully the film is currently enjoying a successful festival run and has been really well received, long may it continue. I'm working on trying to get my next feature project off the ground and will hopefully be in production next year.  

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