With the inspiration of music, Spotify invited filmmakers and animators to submit a 30-second film that told a #NowFeeling story. Stories that connect people with each other through music and make those moments memorable with a simple song. With cinematography, lighting, music, and story all taken into account, the beautifully shot short film "Synced" made Zandrak Productions the selected artists.
Andrew Hutcheson a member of the Boston-based indie production company Zandrak Productions was able to answer a few new interview questions and what their plans for 2015, after our last article when their film was chosen by Spotify.
TH: What's happened since you became the Selected Artist for the Creative Invite?
Andrew: We've been keeping ourselves busy since winning the invite. We've had the opportunity to work on some rather fun advertising projects, and this past autumn we made a new short film called "Small," which is hitting the festival circuit in 2015!
TH: What are you up to these days? What do you do now?
Andrew: Today, we're still making films and telling stories together as Zandrak. We're a full production studio that loves meeting new people, hearing exciting ideas, and finding new ways to tell the stories that come from them. None of us can really imagine doing anything else.
TH: Do you have any projects you are currently working on, or planning on doing?
Andrew: We just finished up our latest short film, "Small," which will be online and hitting the festival circuit early in 2015! Aside from that, we have some other mysterious and wonderful projects in the works... but we're not saying anything about them just yet!
TH: Has joining Talenthouse helped your career/company in any way?
Andrew: Talenthouse was a really great validation for us. Getting to see other passionate filmmakers do their art really pushed us in our own work, and now after we have a piece that we're proud of and frequently use in promotion.
TH: What are your plans for 2015?
Andrew: In 2015, we're looking forward to telling more stories. We have at least one more creative short planned, and in the meantime we're always making more story driven spots.
TH: Do you have any tips or suggestions for other aspiring filmmakers?
Andrew: Do it. You want to be a director? An editor? A cinematographer? Grab a friend and the closest thing to you that can record video with (hint: your cellphone is probably only a pocket away) and go make something. See what works. See what doesn't. Then do it again and again and again, adding and learning something new every time. You'll be amazed at how quickly you become the filmmaker you want to be.
Check out the rest of our 2014 Artists Series.