Meet the Filmmakers: THE RESORT
Interview with director Shadae Lamar Smith
Director Shadae Lamar Smith
What is the original idea of your film THE RESORT – how did it all start?
I have always been interested in the intersections between race, gender, and sexuality. Being of Caribbean descent I wanted to explore those convergences with a caribbean male character but through the eyes of the world around him. It's a view and topic to me that very few storytellers explore with a clinical or critical lens.
What was your highlight during the process of filmmaking?
Mounting a production with a wonderful support team of producers, crew, and actors in another country.
Scene from THE RESORT
If you weren't a filmmaker, you'd be…?
Is it your first time in Munich? What do you expect of the city and the festival?
It is my second time in Munich. I expect dope films, great architecture and good beer!!
- This film will be screened in Program 7
- Filmschool: UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles FTV
- THE RESORT Website
- THE RESORT Facebook
- THE RESORT Trailer
Director Shadae Lamar Smith will be attending the festival. In case you can not come to the screening and Q&A, post your questions on Twitter - don't forget to use the following hashtags: #fsfmuc15 & #askthedirector.