LE BELLE FOLIE was awarded BEST MUSIC at the April 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival. It was an honor to interview the director of the unique and imaginative comedy.
Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?
Ruth Pickett: I’ve been writing for a long time, working on various different projects, almost all comedic – but I’d reached the point where I just wanted to get something made. My partner encouraged me to make the step from being just a writer to a writer/director; so in 2016 I ran a crowdfunding campaign to make four low-budget short films, of which this was one – and was very fortunate in hitting the target. I shot all four in 2016 and am now taking them around film festivals.
From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?
Probably about a year. I…
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