Interview With Emerson EAGP Winner of Cinefern Film Award and Competition

Awaken a Film Written, Directed and Produced by Emerson EAGP won Best Animation Films award at Cinefern Film Award and Competition's October 2018.

Awaken Poster

The Film is about By gaining and experiencing donated superpowers from a tree, the adolescent hurts the tree and loses such powers. Desiring to help the tree, he develops his own powers and saves the tree.


Emerson EAGP is a 2D and 3D artist. Awaken (2017) is the first and most famous independent production. He has participated as leader animator in Metro6 (2020) and some advertising films.

Interview With Emerson EAGP

Q: What is the basic Idea Behind the film?

Emerson EAGP: Awaken is a short animation film that tells a history of a boy in process to discover his own power and habilities throw his relation with a magic tree.

In 3 minutes, there are symbolism, the importance to take care of the nature, the importance to believe in yourself and to have self-control.


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

Emerson EAGP: I have been working by myself, so everything is under my control. I have some difficulties to write, so I take more time in this than normal.

On the other hand, I love Concept Art and Visual Effects. The few hours on that are more productive and pleasant.


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

Emerson EAGP: During the job I usually stay alone in the silence to be not focused, but immersed on the history. But sometimes I have to listen to some music to start focusing.


Q: What sort of stories excites you?

Emerson EAGP: When the story ends and the messages fulfill my feelings. All film with a good message and some imaginary thing excites me.

I love fantasy, action and comedy film, especially when it comes in animation.


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

Emerson EAGP: Under no circumstance. The World changes all the time and this situation open new opportunities to new good stories.


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

Emerson EAGP: I prefer a new face which fit the character to make the voices of my animated characters.


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

Emerson EAGP: When I am animating and I can create and see life in a static and virtual polygon.


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

Emerson EAGP: Film festivals and Social Media. I think that’s the perfect combination to promote my film with a tight budget.


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

Emerson EAGP: My next film has no deadline yet but should be coming in 2023. It is the continuation of Awaken and should answer the question: “What does happen when he wakes up?”. I would like to use more of Environmental questions in combination of Technology issues.


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

Emerson EAGP: Believe in your dreams, don’t give up and work hard to achieve them :)

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