Sabine’s experience as a filmmaker is inspiring. She’s thoughtful, adventurous and motivated, so tracking down an actress for a film in that way…well, maybe she’s impulsive, as well.
Listen to today’s podcast interview and hopefully we’ll correct your assumptions or stereotypes about women filmmakers and Lebanon’s political turmoil. She put me right on a few things before the interview started and during the opening minutes!
See the trailer for her short film, shot in Beirut, Un Mardi. Watch it and tell me it doesn’t remind you of Day of the Jackal!
We spent an hour chatting about making two short films: Promenade and Un Mardi, and I came away with one clear message: ‘If you don’t ask you won’t get.’
In other words, you want to make a film? Then get going – ask people for opportunity, assistance, finance, collaboration, and don’t let anything stop you.
In this podcast interview you’ll learn about where stories and ideas can come from, pitching at the Berlinale, recce-ing in Beirut, but more than that you’ll hear an experienced filmmaker describe her creative impulses and the nuts and bolts of the job.