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  Jesse Cilio 
26th Raindance Film Festival 2018
WORLD PREMIERE | USA, 12 min | Tickets

Ainsley is haunted by a memory from the past. Her boyfriend, not knowing how to handle her trauma, snaps and goes on a revenge mission to get back what was taken from her.

Hey Jesse, thanks for talking to TNC, how is everything going?

I would say well thank you?


With this being your World Premiere are there any nerves ahead of the screening?

No not really- I like to keep it cool, if not I’ll have a pint in the pub and celebrate. 


What does it mean to be screening Blurred Lines at Raindance 2018?


It means a lot actually to be a part of so many talented people here now and the talented people who were here before me. I feel like I’m apart of a family now.

Tell me a little bit about Blurred Lines, how did the film come about?


I was with a girl who was sexually assaulted in the past and I was there to pick up the pieces and help her love her self again. And it came out of a fantasy I had about the person who did that to her. 


What was the inspiration behind your screenplay?


All the people who struggle everyday to get out of bed because the world fucked them, but still do it and have a smile on their face.

"Just use what u can to make whatever it is that’s in your head."

What was the most challenging part of making this film?

Just having money to make it.


Have you always had a passion for filmmaking?


Yes since I would see movies at the drive in movie theatre with my parents. 


How much has your style and the approach to your filmmaking changed since your debut?


It’s always evolving.


How would you describe Blurred line in three words?

Poetry blood magic.


Do you have any advice or tips for any fellow filmmaker?

Just use what u can to make whatever it is that’s in your head.


And finally, what do you hope people will take away from this film?


Sadness, awkward, happy, angry feelings.


And this we should give me more money to this guy to make a bigger movie. 

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