FILMMAKER Q&A – Almost Vetted – Michelle SHAAY – Director, Producer, Writer

OR: What was the inspiration for your film?

MS: The Extended Conditions Of The Pandemic Has Made All Of Us Even More Dependent On The Convenience Of Technology. When It’s Something You Embrace It Works Beautifully.

If You Don’t It Can Change Things Unexpectedly.

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

MS: The idea was conceived based on a similar experience and the film was realized shortly after dreaming about it. So in less than Seven days I decided to go for the concept in real time.

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

MS: The Most challenging aspect for me is utilizing the camera effectively without using little or no dialogue through out the film. Silence And Nuance is extremely Powerful.

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

MS: The Most Challenging aspect In the process of producing Almost Vetted was to make sure it could hold the viewer’s interest since it’s not truly revealed in the beginning what story is being told and why.

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

MS: Don’t Overthink Your Concept Or Ideas for ANY Film you wish to create. It’s truly up to your viewers to vest into the visual imagery of the film as well as the story being told.

The simplest concepts are very relatable and even personal. They always matter in any story. Also don’t doubt yourself ever