ATLFF Filmmakers Carolina Markowicz and Fernanda Salloum Mix-and-Match Their Questionnaire

Carolina Markowicz

Carolina Markowicz

Complete this sentence: "If you liked _________ or _________, you'll love my film."

Fernanda Salloum

Fernanda Salloum

C: argentinian dramedy / my mother's taste for movies 

F: scale model figures or transgenders

Is your film for cat people or dog people? Why?

C: Both. Because it's happy and sad.

F: The short is probably for cat people. I'm one of those. You got to be a little neurotic and don't really believe in happy endings.

What's the most challenging part of making a film for you? Do you enjoy the challenge or is it something to be avoided?

C: To be sure that it's a great story to be told. I love that challenge; it's actually one of my favorite challenges.

F:  The most exciting part of making a film is not only to tell the story you want to, but to challenge yourself to do it in a new perspective. I haven't directed or made the production design of an animation before, so everything was very new to me and it couldn't be done in any other way. The story led us to these new world of animation and specially to the stopmotion technique. It's was a great and hard work experience.

Of the filmmakers working today, whose talent do you want to steal?

C: Everything from Scorsese and Cohen Brothers
Humor fine tune from Almodovar
Humor writing from Damian Szifron
Directing actors from the Dardenne Brothers 

F: It's a hard question. I think some filmmakers are really complete. They have a wonderful eye to pick or to write the story, a special care with the production design and cinematography and to guide the actors, so, in the end, they have a piece of art to show the world. I could say, Kubrick, the Coen Brothers, Scorsese. I also really like ordinary stories made beautifully. Truffault, the Dardenne Brothers... lots and lots to steal.

Name three films you consider unappreciated and explain their hidden genius.

C: Nightcrawler, by Dan Gilroy- I think it's the most under rated film of the year. The scrip is brilliant and all the other crafts as well, it should have ran for best film too.

Showgirls, by Paul Verhoeven - just kidding, but I truly like it, maybe because of Gina Gershon, I don't know.

Side Effects, by Steven Soderbergh- Nobody said anything about this film, but I think is an awesome story brilliantly shot. 

What are your three favorite ways to eat potatoes?

C: Baked and only baked. And baked.

F: Fried, roasted, baked

Carolina's and Fernanda's film, "Tatuape Mahal Tower" screens with the Animation shorts block TONIGHT at 9:00pm at 7 Stages. Your $10 ticket includes twelve animated shorts!