Spotlight: An interview with Louise Hylland ("The Morning Walk")

Louise, you come from a very creative family - your mother, Lisbeth Hylland, is a Norwegian theatre actress, and your father Klaus Hassenkam Eliassen is an entrepreneur. And you yourself are very creative- a 3 times Danish Champion at Karate, actress, writer, and painter with several exhibitions in both Denmark and LA! Do you feel your background influenced your creativity? In what ways? It would be ignorant to say, that it hasn’t! I think it has affected me in many ways. I spend a lot of time alone as a child, which made me explore my creativity. Also I have learned a lot from my dads work-ethic, and from my mon her humor, spontaneity and emotional intelligence. At age 20 you started a clot

Spotlight: An interview with Martina Lisec ("Flight AD4515")

-Martina, congratulations on winning Best Horror Screenplay! Before we chat about Flight AD4515, could you tell us a bit about yourself, and your background? What made you interested in storytelling? First, I would like to thank the entire LAFA team for recognizing FLIGHT AD4515! I was born and raised in Austria and currently live in Vienna. Since I was a child, I’ve always been passionate about creating stories, I’ve started writing in early childhood when I was in convent school. I’ve always used to love watching movies and reading fairytales. I remember my first story I wrote, when I was around 10 years old, was about a mystic cherry tree, but unfortunately, I threw it away at that time.

Spotlight: An Interview with Michael Welsh ("The Millennial Condition")

Michael, congratulations on winning Best Romance Film! We loved the message of the film, "The Millennial Condition." Before we talk about the film, let's roll back to the beginning, please tell us about your background, and how did you get into filmmaking? I got into filmmaking halfway through college back in 2012-2013. I always had an obsession with movies, though. As a kid I used to pay attention how they were shot and always look them up in the TV Guide that would come in the mail once a month. I was always known as the “movie guy” in middle school and high school. When I got into the program in college, I immediately fell in love with it. I codirected my first short film in 2013 and then

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