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One on One with a Local Director

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Recently, the journalism class had a visit from a local director, Justin Fernandez, the son of our incredible office manager, Mary Fernandez.  She sent him over to spend the period and he interacted with all of us and was willing to share hints and ideas to improve bulletin production, and we were able to watch two trailers for his upcoming feature.  We talked about his feature and many other topics in this on-the-spot interview.

 

Hi Justin, it is awesome to have a chance to talk with you, thanks for agreeing to be interviewed!

Justin: Thank you for having me!

 

Me: When or why did you get into directing?

Justin: Well, I’ve always tried to come up with ways to be able to mess with my mom’s camera. I also used to love telling stories!  With directing, I can do both.

 

Me: Where do you shoot most of your scenes?

Justin: Our scenes have been shot in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, Simi Valley and Ocotillo.

 

Me: How long have you been directing?

Justin: Well, I’ve  been directing for nine years; I started when I was only eleven years old!

 

Me: How long does one scene take?

Justin: One scene could take twenty minutes or even up to three hours and more!

 

Me: What’s your latest movie called?

Justin: Dark Consequences: Teenagers struggle to survive during the early stages of an alien invasion.  I am in the finally stages of post.

 

Me: Did you create the script?

Justin: Yes, when I was thirteen I wanted to make a movie, so I’ve been working on it for 7 years.

 

Me: Are you planning on another project?

Justin: Yes actually, I got asked to direct a thirty minute short film for a friend in the industry who knows my work.

 

Me: Is the movie done, or is it a work in progress?

Justin: It’s in post production. It is a long process to edit, but not too much longer hopefully.

 

Me: What is the genre of the current movie?  Is it more horror or more of a science fiction thriller? Also how long is the movie?

Justin: The movie will be a horror, action adventure movie. The movie will be seventy two minutes plus.

 

Me: How many people have participated in the movie?

Justin: The main cast is made up of six people, plus the other thirty side characters. I also make a cameo in Dark Consequences.

 

Me: When did you start shooting Dark Consequences?

Justin: We started on January 2nd, right after New Year’s!

 

Me: What was the total budget for the film?

Justin: Well….(giggles)..the budget for the film was more than twelve thousand dollars!

 

Me: Wow!  I can’t wait to check it out.  Thank you for coming!

Justin: It was a pleasure! Thank you for having me! Guys don’t forget to check out my movie: Dark Consequences!

 

 

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