How far would you go to save someone? Lennie a hard working father meets Peter, an odd, lonely stranger. They realize they both have a unique affinity for a certain book. Their experience together will make them realize that sometimes to move forward you have to have trust.
A Q&A with Anthony Consolo
Tell us your film name, the category you won for, and where the idea for your film came from?
"Father's Time" Best Short Film (11-30 min) I wanted to write something in honor of my father. Plus, I was watching a lot of time traveling shows.
What were the toughest aspects of creating this film? How did you overcome them?
Finding locations. I had the help of friends and my director/friend Ashton, who was amazing.
What inspired you to enter into the world of filmmaking?
I started acting at the tender age of 16 😉 performing in community theatre and Murder Mysteries etc. Saw an audition notice for a student film, got the part and fell in love with the process.
Do you have long-term goals for filmmaking? What are they?
Yes. Keep on doing what I've been doing but on a bigger scale.
Tell us a funny anecdote or a memorable moment from creating this film.
Our first day of filming was the dumpster scene outside it was Jan 19th which happened to be the coldest day of the year, 30 degrees with the wind chill. Every 20 minutes we would stop run to our cars and blast the heat. Also we had a close up of my hand out and David my co-star kept saying stop shaking which i replied I'm trying. Good times!
Do you have any film-making influences or people you look up to?
Steven Spielberg, M.Night Shyamalan, Jim Cummings, The Russo Bros, Tom Hanks, Matt Reeves, Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson to name a few.
Do you have a favorite film project that you have done? Why?
That's a tough question its like who's your favorite child LOL. "Father's Time" of course. Although I did a film called "Windows'' with Timmy Walczak who wrote\directed and co starred with me. It was just me and Timmy in a car with pages of monologues. I was nervous and excited about learning the lines and making this character come to life.
What advice would you share with someone wanting to make their first movie?
Surround yourself with like-minded people and friends. Write what you know, trust your instincts and don't be afraid of constructive criticism.
What are you going to do next?
"All In" a film about four men forced to play Texas Hold Em with the winner winning his life.
Where can we find more about you? Plug any social media links or info you'd like to share!