Interview with

Danny Germansen

Director/Producer/Writer of

Danny Germansen

What was the inspiration behind making this short film?

The inspiration for the film comes from my own life experience from a periode in my life living with my disability in isolation/loneliness and with a depression. The form of the film is taken from Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, but with writing and scenes more a less dramatized over my own life. The film is therefor semi-autobiographical.

Was there any particular challenges you had to go through to make the short film happen?

No, big challenges. The biggest challenge was properly to have the permit from the authorities to shoot with a gun in an open street. In these terror times we did’t want to make a scare and alarm. And then after finishing the shooting scene get the blood of the street again so It did’t look like a murder or accident!

How has the short film been received?

Pretty good, we won a few main prices at Calcutta International Cult Film Festival and have been featured at a few exciting festivals, like L.A. Punk Film Festival and Blow Up Arthouse Film Festival. Now we hope that being featured on Thinkshorts website will grow a bigger audience for the film.

Do you have any other projects in the pipeline?

I do, we had started pre-production on our next film ‘Hunger-Stirke’ last year but COVID-19 hit the world and we had to delay our plans, hopefully next year we will be able to resume the production. In the mean time I am working on a lot of music and music videos and have also started restoration of my older video work.

What advice would you give to anyone wanting to make their first short film?

Do something simple and minimalistic, with a low budget, maybe use a lot of dialog. But also have a simpel aesthetic theme to the film. Something that would make the film look good but is simpel, something like two persons i black clothes talking together in front of a white wall. Its a simpel aesthetic, but will look like great cinematography.

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Interview with

Danny Germansen

Director/Producer/Writer of

Danny Germansen

What was the inspiration behind making this short film?

The inspiration for the film comes from my own life experience from a periode in my life living with my disability in isolation/loneliness and with a depression. The form of the film is taken from Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, but with writing and scenes more a less dramatized over my own life. The film is therefor semi-autobiographical.

Was there any particular challenges you had to go through to make the short film happen?

No, big challenges. The biggest challenge was properly to have the permit from the authorities to shoot with a gun in an open street. In these terror times we did’t want to make a scare and alarm. And then after finishing the shooting scene get the blood of the street again so It did’t look like a murder or accident!

How has the short film been received?

Pretty good, we won a few main prices at Calcutta International Cult Film Festival and have been featured at a few exciting festivals, like L.A. Punk Film Festival and Blow Up Arthouse Film Festival. Now we hope that being featured on Thinkshorts website will grow a bigger audience for the film.

Do you have any other projects in the pipeline?

I do, we had started pre-production on our next film ‘Hunger-Stirke’ last year but COVID-19 hit the world and we had to delay our plans, hopefully next year we will be able to resume the production. In the mean time I am working on a lot of music and music videos and have also started restoration of my older video work.

What advice would you give to anyone wanting to make their first short film?

Do something simple and minimalistic, with a low budget, maybe use a lot of dialog. But also have a simpel aesthetic theme to the film. Something that would make the film look good but is simpel, something like two persons i black clothes talking together in front of a white wall. Its a simpel aesthetic, but will look like great cinematography.

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