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Interviewing Film Directors: Aspen Shortsfest

Were you able to attend the Aspen Shortsfest this past week? I went to the family program and felt a reconnection to the world of shorts. I was also lucky enough to run into a filmmaker while hiking Buttermilk and a spontaneous interview ensued revealing the magic of the festival.

Interviewing Film Directors: Aspen Shortsfest

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Wade, Tucker and I went up for the Aspen Shortsfest family program this past Saturday and the films were as moving and inspiring as ever. The first film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, by William Joyce, brought tears to my eyes for the beautiful celebration of books and the “transformative powers of storytelling” as described in the Aspen Shortsfest program.

But the film that hit me the hardest was The Little Boy and the Beast by Johannes Weiland and Uwe Heidschotter. Being capable of  beastly behavior myself, I could completely relate to this incredibly authentic seven minute film, told through the eyes of a young boy who endures the aftermath of his parents divorce.

It’s a crime that I don’t block out this week every year to escape from it all, and you know I need escaping, and dive into The Wheeler Opera house for five days to watch films and connect with the incredibly talented filmmakers but I am determined to change that by volunteering and renewing my membership.

Yesterday, while hiking up Buttermilk, slightly behind the canine uphill, I stopped a beautiful couple slowly making their way up the mountain. “You’re not American, are you?” I asked stopping to take a photo of their classic European style. It just happened to be Rene Frelle Petersen and his girlfriend Jette Soendergaard. Rene is the film Director/Writer for the short, “Going Nowhere,” and BAFTA winner (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and they agreed to a spontaneous interview.

Click here to find out more about Aspen Shortsfest, the awarded films and to become a member or to volunteer.

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2 thoughts on “Interviewing Film Directors: Aspen Shortsfest”

  1. Hiking up Buttermilk is an escape in its self. I wish I could do it every day (and then have the beautiful body you have)
    Aspen Short fest is the best time with the best movies. I miss it. I loved watching the movies with you.
    Peter and I have a friend named Jimmy Driscol. He just wrote and produced a movie called “The Fence” Jimmy is very very talented. Everyone should watch this movie. Very clever and will blow your mind. He would actually love to show it at Aspen Film Festival. let me know what you think.
    Was fun fb chatting with you last night at 3am.
    Love you

    • I’ll have to check out his film Mouse.

      I do miss those bmilk days with you and going to movies with you and laughing with you and crying with you (ok, not so much).

      How u feeling today? Tired?

      Love u more!


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