Interview with director Irene Garces (THERE WAS A PLACE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Irene Garces directed  the comedy web series  “THERE WAS A PLACE”, which was showcased at the FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival in December 2016. “THERE WAS A PLACE” was awarded “Best Film” at the festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Irene Garces: For a long time I have tried to find my own voice when I make movies. I’ve been experimenting with different genres, but one day I realized that what really motivates me to tell stories is to talk about my fears. In this short film I have tried to atone for my sins, my defects as a daughter, as a sister and as a future mother. A way to tell myself what kind of person I don’t want to be.

MT: From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

IG: It has been a long process, because…

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