Thursday, 10/31/2019

Meet the Filmmakers: GET READY WITH ME

Interview with director Jonatan Etzler

Meet the Filmmakers: GET READY WITH ME

Director Jonatan Etzler


What would be the teaser text for your film GET READY WITH ME?

After the outcast Vendela has played a suicide tutorial from a YouTube channel in class, her teacher gets involved in the student’s life. The teacher’s involvement degenerates into a power game and a psychological thriller in an unsettling way that puts it's finger on how social media is used as a status symbol among teenagers.

Where does the inspiration for your film come from?

A situation I once experienced when I was working as a teacher. A group of children made a short film about suicide, which they showed to the class - and I didn't know how to handle the situation.

Which three people from film and television would you like to spend an evening with?

Todd Solondz, Maren Ade, Jerry Seinfeld

What's your favorite film quote?

"Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television." (HUSBANDS AND WIVES)

For which film would you like to shoot the sequel?


What is your favourite film - officially and secretly?

MIRROR by Tarkovsky (or NOTTING HILL)

What was your favorite film festival experience so far?

South by Southwest 2018

Keyword "Munich". What comes to your mind first?