Interview with

Victor A. Martin

Director of

Victor A. Martin

What was the inspiration behind making this short film?

I was inspired by hope, love & simply being alive. I wanted to remind people that life is beautiful despite the ugliness that surrounds us. Whether the beauty lies in yourself or the natural world. It is there, and you don’t have to go very far to find it.

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

My biggest challenge is writing. I dislike writing scripts, mostly because they never find completion, or I change the original concept so much that I lose sight of what brought me there in the first place. I usually just compile footage of stuff that I think could tell a story once it’s put together. It doesn’t make it easier, nor make me any more confident… but it somehow seems to work for me.

How has the short film been received?

Better than I ever imagined. I’ve been making films and various types of media throughout my life, but this is probably the first time where other filmmakers and complete strangers have taken a specific interest in my work. It’s humbling, and has made me very thankful that others are noticing my work, let alone watching it.

Do you have any other projects in the pipeline?

I’m in the process of making an abstract horror film. I don’t know what it’ll be about, but I’m looking to confront existential anxieties and the dark places the mind can take you if you’re not careful. I usually don’t plan anything out, so my releases are quite spontaneous.

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

Do not worry about making the “perfect film.” Or that “you aren’t ready yet.” Those thoughts can kill your ideas and resurrection may not be possible. If anything, embrace imperfection. It’s okay to screw up. If it feels good and speaks to you, then that should be all that matters. Creating art is not about being the best, even though it may feel that way. It has been, and always will be about expressing YOURSELF. Be genuine to who you are, people will see that and it will most definitely show.

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Interview with

Victor A. Martin

Director of

Victor A. Martin

What was the inspiration behind making this short film?

I was inspired by hope, love & simply being alive. I wanted to remind people that life is beautiful despite the ugliness that surrounds us. Whether the beauty lies in yourself or the natural world. It is there, and you don’t have to go very far to find it.

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

My biggest challenge is writing. I dislike writing scripts, mostly because they never find completion, or I change the original concept so much that I lose sight of what brought me there in the first place. I usually just compile footage of stuff that I think could tell a story once it’s put together. It doesn’t make it easier, nor make me any more confident… but it somehow seems to work for me.

How has the short film been received?

Better than I ever imagined. I’ve been making films and various types of media throughout my life, but this is probably the first time where other filmmakers and complete strangers have taken a specific interest in my work. It’s humbling, and has made me very thankful that others are noticing my work, let alone watching it.

Do you have any other projects in the pipeline?

I’m in the process of making an abstract horror film. I don’t know what it’ll be about, but I’m looking to confront existential anxieties and the dark places the mind can take you if you’re not careful. I usually don’t plan anything out, so my releases are quite spontaneous.

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

Do not worry about making the “perfect film.” Or that “you aren’t ready yet.” Those thoughts can kill your ideas and resurrection may not be possible. If anything, embrace imperfection. It’s okay to screw up. If it feels good and speaks to you, then that should be all that matters. Creating art is not about being the best, even though it may feel that way. It has been, and always will be about expressing YOURSELF. Be genuine to who you are, people will see that and it will most definitely show.

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