Up next on GRTV Shorts - "Recycling Lies" from writer/director (and former GRTV intern!) Raquel Bordin. Her short film has already screened at multiple festivals and recenlty won the award for Best Short Film at the Chiaroscuro International Film Series after its screening at the UICA. Bordin's short film is set to begin airing on GRTV Shorts starting this weekend and she was awesome enough to answer our Top 10 filmmaker questions about the making of her project.
Q1: What is "Recycling Lies"?
Raquel Bordin: Recycling Lies is a short comedy about a socially challenged couple who go to great lengths to avoid having dinner with a relative.
Q2: How did you get your start? What influences you as a filmmaker?
In Brazil, I grew up watching American films and television shows. I always wondered about the people behind the scenes, working together to create stories that could reach people all over the world. I could not think of a more inspiring job! So I worked on getting a scholarship to study in the US, and it was at Grand Valley State University where I got my start in film. I am very influenced by real people, real life interactions. Everywhere, within everyone there is always a story to be told.
Q3: Where did the idea for this film come from? How did the project start?
I come from a big family where there has always been a Sunday lunch or a birthday party that I felt obligated to go to. I'm sure we all have experienced not wanting to meet up with a relative before. It's so commonplace that we don't even give it a second thought, but I wanted to question it. I love reflecting on the peculiarities of everyday life, and decided I should make a movie that would allow the audience to look at a familiar situation with a fresh pair of eyes.