5Q's w/Shelly Yo "The Heartbreak Factory" Director
SATURDAY | BLOCK G | 9:30
Heartbreak Factory (12 min) dir: Shelly Yo
#1: Can you describe your movie and why somebody should see it in less than 280 characters?
The Heartbreak Factory is a short that explores the inner-world of Ava, a fiery worker, determined to mend all the broken hearts of the world. If you have ever turned away a love in your life, this movie is 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?
Though it sounds like the title of a cute pixar short, it has darker undertones...
#3: What is your movie making background? Tell us about yourself.
I developed a curiosity for filmmaking from the books & cameras my father would purchase from garage sales. I studied filmmaking in undergrad, worked in commercial production for several years before diving headfirst into directing & screenwriting at Columbia University. Currently recovering from the trauma of it all.
#4: What was the biggest lesson learned in getting your film made?
Don't ever let money hold you back. Find a way for your vision.
#5: What does the future hold for your film and you?
I want to keep writing & be able to sustain a life off my words & imagination. One day I hope to have a production company to help other filmmakers bring their stories to life.