Interview With Andrea Holton Winner of Cinefern Film Award and Competition

Garment Love a Film Written and Directed by Andrea Holton won Best One Minute Short Film award at Cinefern Film Award and Competition's December 2020.

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The Film is about Poem- losing a loved one Director/Writer/Producer Andrea Holton has been supporting Actors & Filmmakers since 2009. She has a working knowledge of the film industry and its creative processes. Andrea started her creative journey working behind the scenes and occasionally in front of the camera. However Andrea enjoyed the challenge of wardrobe, overseeing costume design & continuity, which lead her to becoming a Film Director. The Film PERCEPTION awarded Andrea with a Nomination ‘Best First-Time Director’ 2018 AltFF Alternative Film Festival Toronto and ‘Best Director’ Winner 2019 for The Spark or The Fuel. As Producer, Andrea has supported Web series, several short films & Features. Her own films have generated a multitude of film laurels Wins, Official selection, a semi-finalist and nominations here in Australia and internationally. Andrea now runs a film company with long term friend Bruce Robinson- Films From Girt.

Interview With Andrea Holton

Q: What is the basic Idea Behind the film?

Andrea Holton: It was a poem I wrote to my Nan after she died.


Q: How do you handle the Pre-Production, and Post Production?

Andrea Holton: I have a great team that are highly professional so the whole process was completed in a week after funds were organised.


Q: What do you do to stay calm during Production of the film?

Andrea Holton: This was only 1 day to shoot and I had everything organised, I work with the same crew and I pride myself on a calm film set.


Q: What sort of stories excites you?

Andrea Holton: This was a very personal project, but normally I look for the quirky and unusual.


Q: Do you think all the good stories have already been made into a movie?

Andrea Holton: No.


Q: While casting for your film you prefer to cast a well known face or any new face which fit the character?

Andrea Holton: I used a well know face and friend to act in this project. I do like to find hidden gems actors who bring something special to the screen.


Q: What is the most enjoyable thing about Production of the film?

Andrea Holton: I love the filming days, this part I have worked so hard to get to,so I soak up the whole experience.


Q: What is the best possible way to promote your film when you are on a tight budget?

Andrea Holton: Local Film festivals and free submissions to international festivals. Find local film groups who screen debut directors.


Q: When your next film is coming and what is it about?

Andrea Holton: We are looking at a feature and the pilot season.


Q: What advice do you want to give to the new and upcoming filmmakers?

Andrea Holton: When on a tight budget look at 1 day shoot, 1 location and 1 great story.

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