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Jon Bessire puts his passion and creativity at the center of his life.
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New York Premiere
Life is short – live it to the fullest; Resist the rut at all costs!
NYIHA MEDIA’s own Dr. Steeve Coupeau sits down with Jon Bessire to discuss his film’s screening at New York City International Film Festival in NY 2016.
SC: How did you start making film?
J.B.: This is my first full length narrative feature. My road to the film business started out as a stage actor and doing a few commercials. I decided I had stories to tell and it was time to do it myself.
SC: What inspired you to do this project?
J.B.: My favorite genre is comedy when I was on stage. As I make films it seems I go more towards dramatic and thriller style films, mainly because I want to take people on an adventure and go to multiple countries.
S.C.: Can you talk about selection of your cast and crew and/or interviewees?
J.B.: My crew was picked because of their adventurous spirit and the ability to run-and-gun in, sometimes, hostile surroundings. And of course lacking the comfort of a studio stage. The cast for this particular film was necessary to be indigenous and local to the place where I was shooting, both in San Francisco and Guatemala. My desire was to have real people in a scripted situation.
SC: What is the biggest obstacle you faced to complete this project?
JB: Money. It seems so trite to say that, but everything comes down to time or money. With lack of money, there’s a lot more time, but then I would lose people along the way. And the longer a project takes, moral gets effected and the project has a hard time sustaining the fire which caught people’s attention in the first place. It’s a miracle any film sees the light of day!
SC: If you had a message which you hope that viewers would remember about this film what would it be?
J.B.: Life is short – live it to the fullest; Resist the rut at all costs!
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