Interview with Filmmaker Emily Eaglin (SWEETER)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

SWEETER played to rave reviews at the July 2018 FAMILY Film Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Emily Eaglin: A combination of babysitting & wanting to take on a true challenge as a director (hence a child-filled cast)!

I also wanted to create a role for myself Samira, who was far enough away from my experiences & reality, but who’s values & passions were close to my own.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

Half a year from the early summer (writing) to mid-winter (post).

3. How would you describe your short film in two words!?

Bittersweet Lessons

4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

Committing myself to quality in terms, from Pre-production to Post-production. For example, I had never had a Celtx Premium account for…

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