Introducing Filmmaker Cassell A. Ferere

August 10, 2015

How did you get inspired to become a filmmaker?

I started out in photography. I was motivated and inspired by learning more about how much of a collaborative effort it is for the director and the cinematographer to come up with the imagery for a film. Years later I was randomly asked to make a film.

What is your favorite part about the short film form?

I think its the short window of opportunity that you have to move an audience.

Who were the people that supported the making of this film?

Mentors.

What resources do you use as a filmmaker? Music, locations, props, editing, crew, etc.

I did a lot of the production from beginning to end. I had plenty of help from friends who were key in guidance in making my films.

Still from Cassell A Ferere's id-ENTITY

Still from Cassell A Ferere’s id-ENTITY

What is your next project?

Still in the brain storming process.

The independent film business is a difficult one. What keeps you motivated? Where do you see the industry going in the future?

What keeps me motivated is my will, and knowing that I love what I’m doing regardless of the obstacles.

Which filmmakers, artists or individuals have most influenced your work?

Darren Aronofsky, David Fincher, Steve McQueen.

What advice would you give new filmmakers?

You don’t have to force an issue as much as you have to handle it.

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