Meet the Filmmakers: ROLE PLAY
Interview with director Brynach DayDirector Brynach Day
Describe your film ROLE PLAY in one sentence
A story about children exploring things they are too young to understand.
What's the idea behind the film?
The film was inspired by a moment in my life, at about 9 years of age, when I had this sharp realization that I was loosing my sense of awe. The way I viewed my surroundings suddenly became tainted by a new awareness of the adult world around me.
Behind the scenes
Is it your first time in Munich and/or
This is my first time in Germany. I've travelled extensively but somehow I've never been to Germany. I'm excited to experience Munich.
What do you expect of Munich? What are you most looking
Sharing my film with a new audience. Seeing other great short films. Being around other young filmmakers. Having stimulating conversations about film. Getting to know Munich, a city I know very little about but am excited to explore.
What is your favorite movie and who's your favorite
"The Silence" by Ingmar Bergman. My favorite film by my favorite filmmaker. When I saw this film as an undergraduate it confirmed exactly why I want to make films. It did everything great films do. It got under my skin, it moved me and it opened the door to uncomfortable emotional truths.
Behind the scenes
Why did you want to become a filmmaker?
Because I saw it as a way to combine the only things I ever loved at school. Writing and painting.
Who would you like to work with?
Viggo Mortensen for the script I am currently writing. He is an actor who exudes ambiguous charm. He has a smile that is both disarming and threatening.
If you weren't a filmmaker, you'd be…?
A still photographer. It's the only other thing I do where I don't feel the passing of time.
Behind the scenes: Brynach Day