Anita Abbasi and Martin Baena make amazing short films. They collaborated to make “The Talent Scout” (2015), and their latest project “Mariah ¡Que Baile!”. We talk about their film making process, what their partnership looks like and the lessons they took away from these experiences. This is our first conversation with film makers on the podcast and I’m really excited to share this with you.
We talk about what their pre-production, filming, and post-production process looks like for their new project “Mariah ¡Que Baile!”. We talk about, how they went about funding, found actors, putting together a team, submitting to film festivals and more. We get a glimpse of what directors think about when working with actors, and how they apporach storytelling.
If you wanted an inside look into what making a short film can look like, this is your episode! Anita and Martin also work in the film industry, and the thoughts and knowledge they shared was amazing! I hope you enjoy this episode!
About Anita - https://cinematekkitsch.com/
About Martin - https://martin-baena.com/
Support Mariah ¡Que Baile! - https://www.facebook.com/mariahquebaile/
About Steve Ejbick (The Sound Guy!) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-ejbick-63296b35/?ppe=1
Lester Millado’s (DOP) Cinematography Reel - https://vimeo.com/83605287
The Talent Scout - http://www.nsi-canada.ca/2017/05/the-talent-scout/#
John Cassavetes - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001023/
Podcast music composed by Ayaka Kinugawa (hooksonic.com)