You’ll never get it outta your head.
Interview with writer/director Tara Price
Congratulations! Why did you make your film?
While I’ve written many things, I had not directed a film yet and it was high time I did so.
Imagine I’m a member of the audience. Why should I watch this film?
It’s short with high impact. A 5-minute film that will leaving you thinking about it for much longer.
How do personal and universal themes work in your film?
There’s not a person reading this who’s never had a song stuck in their head at some point in time. It’s something we can all relate to.
How have the script and film evolved over the course of their development and production?
It being such a short and sweet piece, it didn’t deviate much (if any) from the original script. I was in pre-production just weeks after writing it. The song changed a few times – because that’s such a crucial part of it.
What type of feedback have you received so far?
All sorts. It’s very fun to watch it with an audience and hear their reactions. People then like to share with me the songs that have been stuck in their heads. That and they want to know where they can find the song.
Has the feedback surprised or challenged your point of view?
The feedback has been so positive, if anything it’s inspired me to make my next film.
What are you looking to achieve by having your film more visible on www.wearemovingstories.com?
The goal of any filmmaker is to bring their work to a larger audience. I want all sorts of people to see this film. Whether they like it or not.
Who do you need to come on board (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists) to amplify this film’s message?
It thrills me any time a film festival director reaches out and wants to program it. Or when a journalist wants to review it. I love a good sound bite. And of course, any distribution opportunities are always welcome!
What type of impact and/or reception would you like this film to have?
Honestly, I get a kick out of seeing people squirm a little bit. I like watching the reactions. Nothing beats that. Naturally, I also hope this film might open the door to future opportunities.
What’s a key question that will help spark a debate or begin a conversation about this film?
Why DO we get songs stuck in our heads anyway?
What are the key creatives developing or working on now?
Tara is currently in development on her next short film, which she hopes to shoot on the East Coast.
Interview: December 2016
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You’ll never get it outta your head.
Length: 5 minutes
Director: Tara Price
Producer: Billy Hanson
Writer: Tara Price
About the writer, director and producer:
Tara wrote, produced, and starred in the award-winning, sci-fi short THE ROUTINE (Official Selection of 30 film festivals globally and winner of 8 awards.) She bends towards the bleak side of things as a writer. EARWORM is her directorial debut.
Billy wrote, directed and produced SURVIVOR TYPE, (based on the short story by Stephen King,) which screened at nearly 50 festivals around the world and earned over 15 awards. EARWORM is the first project released by Hanson's production company, Dirigo Entertainment.
Key cast: Ernest L. Thomas
Looking for (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists):
Funders: Executive Produced by John Mulhall
Made in association with: Dirigo Entertainment
Release date: May 2016