5Q's w/Kyle Kleinecke "The Root Cellar" Director

SUNDAY | BLOCK K | 1:00 |
The Root Cellar (15 min) dir: Kyle Kleinecke

KyleKleinecke-Director Headshot.jpg

#1: Can you describe your movie and why somebody should see it in less than 280 characters?

Our movie's theme is about using your creativity or God given gifts to help you cope in dire circumstances. We believe hope lies in your ability to dream.

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

It's a thriller with heart.

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

I was born and raised in Tulsa, OK but now reside in Bossier City, LA.  I'm a director, editor, scriptwriter and producer.  I've worked in television commercial production and TV station promotions since 2006.  I directed my first short film "The Pickle" in 2015 and a year later my second short film "The Root Cellar".  Earlier this year I produced my first short film on Super 16mm film, "Willow".

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

Work with people who are excited and have the same passion for the project that you do.  Filmmaking is hard enough without having someone on set with a bad attitude or ego complex no matter how talented they are.

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

The Root Cellar will continue to screen at film festivals for all of 2018.  I'm currently writing a script for a short film that I plan on directing next year.  After that I'd like to make a feature length film.

Matthew NothelferComment