Who: Janicza Bravo, director and co-writer
Logline: A man watches his life unravel after he is left by his blind girlfriend.
The length of the shoot was: 18 days
Our crew size was: 65 (maybe more)
Our camera, lenses and lighting package were: Keslow
The first spark of an idea for this movie came: in 2011.
My favorite scene (or shot) in the film is: everything we shot in the black box theatre. Our protagonist is an acting teacher.
An audience watching my film probably won’t know that: I’m a woman of color.
Influences or references on this film were: Minnie and Moskowitz and The Landlord
The weirdest or most difficult location we shot at was: the hero location in Mar Vista in the second week of shooting. It was beautiful place but close quarters, very hot and next to an airport. On Saturdays people flew planes for recreation. Also, there was construction next door, which made shooting sound fantastic.
The most expensive thing in our budget was: not me.
The biggest lesson I learned making this movie was: check references. Just kidding. Everybody wants to be heard.
I need to give a special shout-out to: my partner Brett Gelman, who is the star and whom I co-wrote the script with.
When I heard we got into Sundance I: wanted to barf.
My favorite film festival moment in my life so far is: winning an award for a short I directed at Sundance some years back.
My favorite moviemaker of all time is: Woody Allen. Am I allowed to say that?