Interview with Director Magali Barbe (Award Winning Film STRANGE BEASTS)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Short Film played at the first ever EXPERIMENTAL/MUSIC VIDEO FEEDBACK Film Festival in July 2017.

STRANGE BEASTS was awarded “Best Film” at the Festival. 

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Magali Barbe: I’m a visual artist in a first place but what I really want is to tell stories. I was in a place where I was probably creatively frustrated, and I felt it was about time I’d write my own project. When I got this idea, I knew I’d need a bit of help, so I presented it to a few friends, then friends of friends, etc… I started to gather a crew. The fact people were getting involved, knowing there was no pay (it’s a self funded project), it meant a lot to me. I was feeling responsible to really make it happen, and to make the best short film I could.

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