Minasie Terefe: Securing funding is a major challenge
A kid shackled to his wheelchair suddenly finds himself doing unthinkable things. Which then changes the way he sees life forever.
What are the most formidable challenges inherent to the profession of filmmaking?
Could you elaborate on the wellspring of your creative inspiration for this particular short film?
Could you elucidate on the central thematic underpinning of your film?
How do you navigate the task of strategizing cost-effective promotional efforts when operating within a constrained budget?
In today's dynamic marketplace, how pivotal do you consider the role of film distribution?
For individuals contemplating the path of self-distribution, what counsel or insights can you offer?
In your estimation, what level of significance do short films hold for aspiring filmmakers seeking to embark on a career in directing?
Reflecting on your professional journey thus far, could you share an instance of the most formidable challenge you encountered and how you surmounted it?
In my country, animation is a new art form. Without prior examples to emulate, it was difficult to find a style to tell mature stories to such a demography. Short films helped me do exactly that and more as it helped me pique the public’s interest towards this new way of storytelling.
What, in your view, are the critical factors that contribute to the creation of a cinematic masterpiece?
If you could revisit the inception of your career, are there any aspects or decisions you would choose to alter in hindsight?