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Interview With James Scott Winner of Cinefern Film Award and Competition

Love Over Greed a Film Written, Directed and Produced by James Scott won Best Short Films award at Cinefern Film Award and Competition's February 2019.

Love Over Greed

The Film is about A struggling waitress who has to take care of her sister learn that her boss has been short changing her pay. The towns folk figure out a way to gift her the restaurant so that she doesn't feel like it's a hand out.

Interview With James Scott

Q: What is the basic Idea Behind the film?

James Scott: The idea is that good people can rectify bad deeds to restore the balance of community.

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

James Scott: I create storyboards and shot lists to manage the time and resources, in post I had to ADR all the dialog, very difficult.

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

James Scott: I'm the only one running 15 people so there's no time to get upset, you simply have to focus on getting the shot the way I see it in my head.

Q: What sort of stories excites you?

James Scott: I love stories with a moral message or lesson. But I'm also a huge sci-fi fan.

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

James Scott: I've heard all stories have been told, it's our job to tell them in new ways. Partly true, but I still think there are new stories to tell.

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

James Scott: A mixture of both is ideal. If you can get reputable actors it sets the tone for you production. The new faces are on their best behavior.

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

James Scott: I don't find "Production" enjoyable, but the end result is exciting.

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

James Scott: I have no clue. I haven't found any outlets remarkably successful.

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

James Scott: Akashic Spheres is partially done. I have some chapters online now. It's an action adventure film about a soldier who must find the Akashic Spheres to get back to his family.

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

James Scott: Define your goals. Is your film for portfolio, festival, or profit. If you think you're going to get funding "after" the film is produced, you most likely will not. Funding is made before the film is produced, so make sure you can get as much as you can before you start.


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