Interview with Filmmaker Ken Clark (SNIP)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

SNIP played to rave reviews at the August 2018 Young Filmmakers Film Festival i Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Ken Clark: I like to tell stories that entertain but also prick the conscience of the viewer.

Due to illness I spent some time in hospital and in my ward was an old Jewish man who had come to New Zealand in the late 40s as a refugee. He told me a story which is the basis of another film idea that is lurking in my mind but, as we talked about life, experiences and the holocaust he said now they talk of numbers, only numbers, not about people. This stuck with me as many years ago I had read that three deaths is a tragedy, a thousand deaths is a statistic. When I came across Samuel and Ruth’s encounter I had my people story.


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