"I WAS ALWAYS PASSIONATE ABOUT THEATRE AND AFTER I FOUND A COMMUNITY OF FILMMAKERS AND HAD THE FIRST CHANCE TO CREATE MY OWN FILM I KNEW I FOUND MY PLACE."
Manco per song / In Your Dreams
Screening Session: BLOCK 1
3rd Papaya Rocks Film Festival Online
22-28 Feb 2021 | Tickets £5 / £10 Full 7-Day Pass: bit.ly/PRFF-Tickets
When you discover one morning that you did not grew up to be the person you dreamed of being and your childhood dreams begin to haunt you, you must do something about it. But fulfilling them is not always an option.
Hi Mor thank you for talking to TNC, how are you holding up during these very strange times?
Along with the challenges, these times brought many positive changes to my life, so Holding up quite well actually,
Has this time offered you any creative inspiration?
At first yes, the lockdown was the perfect time to write. The silence outside, the feeling that the race has stopped was calming and enabling. With time this state became the new routine and then there are the usual ups and downs.
Congratulations on having your film selected for the 3rd Papaya Rocks Film Festival, what does it mean to you to be part of such an amazing lineup of short films?
We are fortunate to have this chance to share our film at your festival. My team and I are excited to present our film and watch all the others. Your festival is a beautiful and essential artistic way to connect people worldwide at these times.
I would love to use this opportunity to thank all the people who took part-
DP- Kareem Atallah
Re Recording Mix- Ehud Yerushalmi
Assistant Director- Edoardo Pasquini
Sound- Alexey Protsenko
Sound Design Assistant- Rom Hecht
Translation- Riccardo Romano
Composers- Eyal Oberman & Kevin Macleod
James La Motta
Can you tell me a little bit about your film, how did this film come about?
The film “Manco per Sogno” was produced by Cinema da Mara last summer. We filmed in Canegrate, a magical town in northern Italy, as well as in Milan. The local citizens of Canegrate were happy to help and became part of the team. So it came about with the help of kind strangers, talented filmmakers and spontaneity. I directed and wrote the script and had the pleasure of working with an amazing crew including Kareem Atallah (DP), James La Motta (Actor), Edoardo Pasquini (AD) and more.
What were the biggest challenges you faced bringing your film to life?
Since it was a guerrilla production style, the biggest challenge was to bring it to the finish line at the post production. One thing for example, I had to record some ADR in Italian. It was when the lockdown started, while I was in Israel. Luckily I found kind and talented people from Italy who wanted to assist and it was solved from a distance.
Looking back, is there anything you would have done differently on this film?
Yes, of course, many things, I hope the percentage of those things will be lower and lower as I create more films, but I also try to accept some imperfections.
Describe your film in three words?
On yesterday's dreams
Where did your passion for filmmaking come from?
I was always passionate about theatre and after I found a community of filmmakers and had the first chance to create my own film I knew I found my place.
What has been some of the best advice you’ve been given?
Don't wait, Just create, solutions will appear on the move.
Should filmmakers continue to push the boundaries of the films and stories they want to tell?
Perhaps forget the boundaries at all and wonder in the areas where the creative process takes you, where it feels authentic and natural, regardless of what is expected or accepted.
"I hope watching the film will draw viewers into a moment of inner observation..."
Do you have any tips or advice you would offer a fellow filmmaker?
In the spirit of the film I can suggest trying sincerely to realise your dream-project, and after you do, if it doesn't work, in the worst case- pickle your film and start a new one.
And finally, what do you hope people will take away from your film?
I hope watching the film will draw viewers into a moment of inner observation; at their early childhood dreams, their new dreams, and how it shapes their current reality.