Marco Huertas: “NAVRAS; AN INVITATION TO WATCH BEYOND”
Marco Huertas, born in Alicante, Spain,1990. He is the director of the short films 56 (2016), Alaska (2018), and Identical (2018). His work has received more than 95 awards worldwide. Marco is a Director of commercials for brands such as Heinz, Carrefour, and Xiaomi. Navras is an essay on memory, exploring the vision of life and death in the far East. Shot in five Asian countries for three years.
What are the most challenging aspects of being a filmmaker?
What is your source of inspiration for this short film?
What is the theme of this film?
How do you decide on possible ways to promote your film when you are on a tight budget?
How important do you think distribution is in today's marketplace?
For those considering self-distribution, what is your advice?
How significant do you think short films are for someone venturing into directing films?
They are vital to making new voices find a space. Every filmmaker aspires to make a feature-length film someday. Short films are a great way to say to the world: ”Hey, here we are and this is what we can do.”
What was the worst challenge of your career so far? How did you take it over?
I pay my bills directing TV commercials. Through the years I’ve been in painful situations where some of the clients have killed my vision or made the experience very unpleasant for me & my team. But you have to embrace it and imagine you are an artisan in those situations.
What are the factors to making a good film?
Is there anything you would change if you could go back to the beginning?
I wish I knew some things I know now earlier in my career, but every mistake makes you learn.