Interview with Filmmakers Thia Schuessler & Rex New (THE WEDDING SONG)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

THE WEDDING SONG was the winner of BEST FILM at the February 2018 ROMANCE FEEDBACK Film Festival held on Valentine’s Day in downtown Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Rex New: I grew up in south Louisiana, and Thia and I had been talking about shooting something in New Orleans for a while that my close friend David Lee (our cinematographer) could shoot. He has such a phenomenal eye and aesthetic. He and I made a couple of short documentaries together down in the bayou a few years ago, and he wanted to try his hand at a narrative film. During a trip home for our friends’ wedding, Thia and I came up with the idea for the movie.

Thia Schuessler: Aside from our inherent desire to make a movie in a place we love with people we love, my personal [re: selfish] motivation is always…

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