Interview with Filmmaker Deborah Craig (A GREAT RIDE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

A GREAT RIDE was the winner of BEST FILM at the January 2019 LGBT Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Deborah Craig: I was working on a lesbian health project with a colleague of mine at San Francisco State University, and met most of the film subjects that way. I was knocked out by how funny, sweet, charismatic, down-to-earth, and comfortable in their own skin they were. I was also very interested in making a more positive portrait of LGBT aging, since I saw an earlier film about LGBT Aging (Gen Silent) that was good, but also a more tragic view of gay seniors having to return to the closet.

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

About 4 years

3. How would you describe your short film in two…

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