NIGHT OWLS was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the October 2019 HORROR Feedback Film Festival in Toronto.
Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?
Romén Rivero: Since my childhood, I love monster movies, so the idea of making a film of this subgenre was always in my mind.
First, I wrote a lowbudget feature screenplay, but in preproduction I realized that it would be very difficult to shoot with my budget, so I decided to shoot short as a proof of concept and get some recognition that will help me to archieve a bigger budget.
Also, I always wanted to talk about the topic of the lost innocense in a symbolic way, which is in both the feature script and the short film. As a director, for this short I was deeply inspired by the tone and armosphere of the film IT FOLLOWS (2014) that I consider…
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