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The Filmmakers’ Q&A: Vero Bollow

Vero Bollow, director of The Wind and the Water, from Panama

Originally from the US, Vero Bollow lives and works in Panama. Vero is the director of The Wind and the Water, and she will be at the screening of the film tonight at 8.30 at MovieTowne.

What’s the first film you remember seeing?

Amadeus.

What was the last film you saw?

The Visitor.

Which filmmaker do you admire most?

I admire the films more than the individual filmmakers, but if I had to point to one person in particular, I would mention George Lucas for having created something entirely on his own terms, yet that is very mainstream.

When was the last time you cried during a film?

I usually cry during films.

Who would play you in the film of your life?

Myself!

What’s the best piece of filmmaking advice anyone’s ever given you?

Finish your film.

What’s the worst piece of filmmaking advice anyone’s ever given you?

That you should wait until all the financing is there to believe in a project.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned about life from filmmaking?

Every story is valid.

What’s the biggest misconception that people have about making films?

That documentaries are necessarily more “real” than fictional films.

Can filmmaking change the world?

It already has.

Date: Thu 17 Sep, 2009
Category: ttff news and features

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