Kicking off a new section of the #wsff12 blog in "Meet the...." are Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart, the filmmaking team behind Margo Lily, screening in Christmas In June, our special kick-off day in Dufferin Grove Park.
We chatted with Dane and Linsey on the interweb and picked their brains about about their new film, and some other good stuff too.
WSFF: What's the best part of making short films?
DC & LS: The best part about shorts is that they're a fulfilling medium to showcase your voice. And we can make them without having to wait for people to hand us a million dollars. All we need is a dedicated/talented team that don't mind working for cookies, a script we all believe in, and a little bit of cash.
WSFF: You just brought Margo Lily to Cannes, tell us about that.
DC & LS: Yeah, that was kind of wild. We were miraculously selected to participate in Telefilm's Not Short On Talent program with an amazing contingent of other short filmmakers. We hung out in the South of France, and Alec Baldwin almost made eye contact with us. We're pretty much famous.
WSFF: Do you have any advice for budding filmmakers?
DC & LS: Just do it. There's an endless amount of talented people in this world that want to make movies. Find them and make one. Stop over thinking it. Oh, and be resourceful. We shot Margo Lily in our backyard over the course of one night. Simple right? If we can do it, you can do it.
WSFF: Movies in the park - best new thing ever?
DC & LS: Totally. Lots of leg room.
WSFF: Other than your screening what are you most excited to see at WSFF?
DC & LS: Great films from around the world, Jean-Marc Vallée's master class and those delicious Lollicake cupcakes at the awards bbq.
Margo Lily screens Sunday, June 3 in Christmas in June, our FREE kickoff in Dufferin Grove Park. The short has been named a festival highlight by the Toronto Film Scene and Cinemablographer. You can show the movie some love on Facebook. See you in the park!