Panasonic Digital Film Fiesta: Maybe She Loves Everyone
Wesley Leon Aroozoo, a finalist in the Panasonic Digital Film Fiesta, speaks to us about his film, Maybe She Loves Everyone.
Catch this film and more, during the Panasonic DFF screenings on the 24th and 25th of February.
It started with silly stop-motion home videos starring my toy figurines when I was nine years old. I won a Sony Hi-8 Handycam from a chocolate wrapper lucky draw.
I only started making short films in 2005 and ‘Maybe She Loves Everyone’ is my 9th short film. I am currently a film undergraduate at NTU.
Can you tell us a bit about your film?
‘Maybe She Loves Everyone’ is an extremely personal film that deals with the idea of finally being able to realize and to see oneself in the confused state of love lost.
Where did you get inspiration for your film?
It was a painful emotional challenge to express myself honestly in this film as the feelings are still very fresh. So the inspiration for this film is from a personal standpoint and memories.
My favourite scene would be the grass cutting dissolved with the girl lying on the grass scene. This is because I remember cutting the grass while Philip, the cinematographer was filming it down. The grass cutter was very loud and scary.
And then when it was time to switch it off. The switch broke. So we couldn’t switch it off, panicked and had to figure a way to switch it off manually while the blades spun violently.
What were some of the things you learnt from the mentorship?
Victric Thng, my mentor is sharp and focused and is able to pin point exactly what is not working in my script. This comes with experience. He has taught me that It is important to be able to balance and control the script and not vice versa.
Any plans for your next project?
I am currently envisioning a feature film for my graduating thesis film in NTU. For the feature film, I am heavily reworking on my feature film script entitled ‘Bookmarked’ which won a merit award at Panasonic-MDA Digital Film Fiesta.
I am really excited about this opportunity and am seeking funding, sponsors and help to make this dream possible.