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Film Festival Q&As: Bucket List

Film title: Bucket List

Genre: Comedy

Interviewee: Jordan Blum

Group members: Furzaan Abidi and Daniel Dykstra

 

Can you give a five-minute elevator pitch for your film?

“This film is about two best friends who go on a wild adventure to capitalize on their final days together. They help each other grow in the process, but they could never expect the consequences of their actions.”

What inspired you to get into filmmaking?

“I’ve always had an interest in making movies, and FX is the perfect opportunity to get creative with making short films.”

What were your inspirations for the film?

“[My group was] inspired to make this film because we wanted to end high school on a high note.”

How would you describe your film in one word?

“Comical.”

Best part about the Filmfest project?

“The best part about the Film Fest project is making something with your friends that you’re proud of.”

What is one major lesson you’ve learned from this project?

“One major lesson I learned in this project is that you need more time than you think to create a film.”

Can you give me the rundown of what it took to make this film?

“To make this film we had to do several hours of planning and writing, [and we had to] buy props such as a viking helmet, a for sale sign, and 3 dozen eggs. We had to go out and do a bunch of different activities, coordinate many extras for a few different scenes, and we had to commit to some long nights of filming and editing.”

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