Introducing Producer Paola Oliva Competing in Dramatic Short Video Contest

January 23, 2016

How did you get inspired to become a filmmaker?

I’m not really a producer. I’m a doctor anaestheist in a hospital in Rome, Italy. But I love films and I decided to study in a school how to write about. Here I met Umberto (The Director), he’s so younger than me. He knows young artists in Rome and in Berlin. I always had stories in my head and I would like to check if it is possible to create somethings like movies.

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“Karamazow Sisters”

What is your favorite part about the short film form?

My favorite part of our short film, “Karamazow Sisters” is the father.

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

The artists, the screenwriter and the director :they worked hard with love and for free! So I trust Umberto: I wrote the subject and he found the screenwriter (Gino Roberti), the actors and editor (Gabriella Fiore).The budget was very cheap (3500 euros), so they were so lovely!

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

The short was filmed in Berlin.

"Karamazow Sisters"

“Karamazow Sisters”

What is your next project?

I don’t think I really want to be a producer, but my stories are still here in my mind. Umberto Baccolo is now working in a full-length film

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

I wanted to realize an idea. I think that the web is the future for industry.

What advice would you give new filmmakers?

Find new methods for telling a story.

Watch and vote for Karamazow Sisters here.

Follow the Director’s Facebook page here.


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