FILMMAKER Q&A – in my end is my beginning – Agnes Maska, Director/Producer

OR: What was the inspiration for your film?

AM: I’ve always had this idea of a making a film about a man’s journey into the desert. I think the desert, particularly Joshua Tree where we shot the film, offers a different vibration and energy.

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

AM: I started developing the idea in April 2020 and we shot the film towards the end of June 2020.

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

AM: I find working in a short film format very enjoyable and easy to manage. 

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

AM: The sun was the biggest challenge. We shot during the hottest day of the year out in the desert for 8 straight hours. It’s a miracle that nobody in our team fainted. The second biggest challenge was we were running out of natural light towards the end of the shoot.

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

AM: Go out there and do it. Take your camera with you and start creating a bank of images.