Award of Merit – “Don’t Come Too Early” (Poland)

Title: Don’t Come Too Early
Runtime: 4 min
Country: Poland 
Director: Dorota Fórmanowska
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: December, 2020

Synopsis: The film “Don’t Come Too Early” is a story about the friendship and bond that was born while sailing at sea. Difficult and extreme experiences connected the fate of two guys, seemingly from different worlds. It is a touching story about finding the meaning of life when everything seems to have seemed. lost.

FILMMAKER Q&A – Dorota Fórmanowska – Director, Producer

OR: What was the inspiration for your film?

DF: I was inspired by the true story of my friend who lost almost everything and was able to get up.

OR: When did you conceive the idea for your film and how long did it take before it was realized?

DF: The idea came up a year and a half ago and its implementation took several months – with breaks.

OR: What was the most challenging aspect of working in a short film format?

DF: Telling the whole story in such a short time.

OR: What was the most challenging aspect of your production?

DF: Filming under water, for crew and for actors.

OR: Do you have any advice for first-time filmmakers?

DF: Please never give up, even if you run into a lot of problems while making the movie. This is normal.