As part of our new YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.
This week, we ask 5 questions for directors Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo, the team behind Sight.
1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?
Daniel had an idea about making a video with AR (augmented reality) and when I joined him we decided to make this video as a short film with a plot. So we started thinking how this world would look like and how much futuristic it should look and so on… The key element was gamification and it kinda grew from there.
2. Any challenges or setbacks during the production?
It was a very small and simple production – 2 main locations, 2 actors. At first it was a little hard to find good actors who can speak english without the normal heavy Israeli accent but that wasn’t such a big setback. I think that because we kept it small and simple we didn’t have any big problems.
3. Any funny stories from the making of this film?
The Auditions for the male part were a bit funny. Some of the actors we auditioned didn’t really understand how to react when you have SIGHT in your eyes, so there were some really funny and strange facial expressions. and since we made the auditions in public places such as restaurants, you could imagine how awkward it could get…
4. Where has your film played? Festivals or other places around the world?
Bezalel graduate exhibition was obviously the first place the movie was played in and since we put it online we got lots of invitations to all sorts of Festivals which many of them haven’t started yet. Sight was also played on the Russian tv station RT I think…not sure.
5. What’s been going on with you, filmmaking wise since the completion of this short? What are you working on next?
After we posted it online we started to get alot of attention. Even from Hollywood. So we’ve started working on a full feature for Sight and hopefully someday in the not so distant future it will show in theatres