About the Film
The Shakespeare Bridge is about making a decision at an important crossroads. The one minute format is challenging and fun. It forces the filmmaker to take a minimalist approach to connect with the audience. It also provides for a level playing field. Throwing a lot of money at the production won’t cover a poorly conceived idea.
An Interview with Avi Ross
What has been a real high point point for you in creating this film? What excites you about your submission to the FilmOneFest?
This is an idea that I had been talking through for several months. I visualized, scripted, shot and edited what was in my head. It’s fun to give birth to your ideas.
A questions about “One Minute” films: As you think about one minute films, what kinds of possibilities are there for this medium? What does it mean to you particularly?
I enjoy the format. It is something that can be done in a day and it doesn’t require a significant financial investment. It also forces the filmmaker to get the point across in a judicious manner.
Talk a little about your influences: If you think about the gifts and skills you bring to film-making, what do you find energizes you most? What inspires you or compels you in your art form, and in what ways are you inspired?
I don’t see myself as an artist. I am a craftsman. I try to take my particular skill set and use it to put together a cohesive story that hopefully strikes a chord with the audience.