LET YOU GO, 11min,. Mexico
Directed by Dylan Edgardo Galicia León
Andrea, a girl who's in a lesbian relationship, begins to have visions of an old love that her heart has not overcome, the guilt she feels for her new relationship causes the memory of this past love to make her question her feelings and her own reality.
Get to know the filmmaker:
1. What motivated you to make this film?
-What motivated me was that I recently graduated from film school this year in Mexico, so I just felt ready to do my own things now, with no restrictions, the time was right to make my first short film.
2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?
The writting of the script took me a week, we shot the film in three days, the montage took me 2 weeks to complete, the color grading was done in three days, and the sound editing and music recording was finished after 2 months of work.
3. How would you describe your film in two words!?
4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?
Sound editing. Shooting the film was actually quite fun and "easy", everything went well, nothing strange or bad happened, I thought everything was going perfect, until I listened to the audio archives... They sounded awful (not the sound mixer's fault, the location was just too noisy, but I didn't notice while shooting), it took me a really long time to fix them, more than it should have, because I had no one to help me with that and I really don't have experience in sound editing, I did what I could, and in the end I think the movie sounds good enough, nothing to be proud of, nothing to be ashamed of.
5. What were your initial reactions when watching the audience talking about your film in the feedback video?
- I watched it with a big smile in my face, the goal with this film for me was to have an audience, that's it, and to see people commenting on the movie, saying what they liked and what their interpretation of the film was... just felt awesome.
6. When did you realize that you wanted to make films?
When I was in highschool, that's the time when you get asked by people "what you gonna do with the rest of your life?", so I just was honest with myself, I have loved movies since I can remember, and to be able to spend the rest of my life making films would be a dream come true.
7. What film have you seen the most in your life?
A clockwork orange, which is also my favourite film. I'm a big Stanley Kubrick fan, I think he is the greatest filmmaker of all time, I love all of his films, and the way a clockwork orange deals with the complexity of human nature is what made me fall in love with it, it's just amazing.
8. What other elements of the festival experience can we and other festivals implement to satisfy you and help you further your filmmaking career?
I personally feel that the LA LGBTQ+ festival had everything that I could ask for, they do great things to support and promote filmmakers, and that's something I am very grateful for. This is my first film, so I'm new in the film festival cycle experience, but What I can say is that I'm pretty happy with the way the festival managed things.
9. You submitted to the festival via FilmFreeway. How has your experiences been working on the festival platform site?
-It has been great, It's a wonderful platform that really make things pretty easy for us filmmakers, I will undoubtely use it in future projects.
10. What is your favorite meal?
Enchiladas!, One of the best things about Mexico is the food, and among all the dishes, it is the enchiladas that really conquer my heart, oh and in an honorable second place I would put the American burger with fries.
11. What is next for you? A new film?
- Like Christopher Nolan said, it's pretty addictive to tell stories in cinema; right now I'm working on the script for my second short film, and I already have ideas for the third one and for a feature film one too, so there's a lot of work to do if I wanna get those made, but for now I'm just having fun daydreaming.