The Violinist has been on the festival circuit this past year winning awards, the screening on October 29th is being billed as the final showing in the Milwaukee area. The star Cesar Gamino discusses the project.
MIFS: Where did the idea for the film come from?
Cesar: Being a violinist myself, I always hated watching movies where someone is terribly faking the violin. So that idea always lingered around. And at the time I was watching a lot of Japanese horror films - those films just make you cringe. I love that.
MIFS: How much did the project change from concept to final edit?
Cesar: HUGE! The first script was not a comedy. It was more like a Twilight Zone episode. When Vinnie (the director) came on board new elements were introduced which included all the comedy and twists.
MIFS: Where there any challenges during production?
Cesar: Actually, none. Seriously, none at all. Our crew operated like a well oiled machine and they've worked with each other extensively in the past. The hardest part was not being able to control the post-production. I wanted it done sooner, of course...
MIFS: With the film completed, what has been the most rewarding thing about the whole experience?
Cesar: I truly enjoy the new friendships and relationships that came from working with everyone. And it's fun watching an audience react to watching the film.
The Violinist will screen Friday October 29th, 5PM. Lubar Auditorium, Milwaukee Art Museum. Tickets are $10 at the door. Onlines will be up soon.
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