5Q's w/Victor and Fabian Martin "The Closet" Filmmakers

SUNDAY | BLOCK J | 9:30 |
The Closet (8 min) dir: Victor Martin


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

Film deals with aftermath of a loved one's death.  In a word, it's about acceptance, something we all need a little of today.

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

The title is misleading and can be interpreted so many ways.  Anything more may be giving away the ending.  More reason to come watch it!

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

My brother and I started making films waaaay back with an 8mm camera.  We are self-taught filmmakers who learned by putting a camera in our hands and just making the movies we wished to see.  We started our own production company in 2008 "Mano a Mano Productions." Along the way we've gathered several awards and hardware at film festivals across the country and internationally.  We are only breaking ground with a few new projects in the horizon.  Stay tuned.

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

The biggest lesson learned is you don't need a big budget to make a quality film.  We made our film on a zero budget (well, a few salmon bagels if you want to count that) and we shot it in one day.  It all begins with a solid story, a vision and passion for the art. 

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

Our film has played in a few film festivals so far including in New York and San Francisco.  This film along with our other films  are just stepping stones to something bigger.  We are planning to shoot our first feature film in 2018.  

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