Lucas, a 17-years-old boy, with peripheral vision loss disease, has lost the connection with people until he meets Grace, a new student in town, who will make Lucas overcome his own fears.
Interview with Writer/Director/Producer Francia Romero
Congratulations! Why did you make your film?
I did a short film because this is the way to start making a career as a filmmaker. I have done some different shorts with different genres but the last one which is my favorite is a sweet musical love story that is based on a little boy I met some years ago with peripheral vision loss disease and it touched my heart so deep.
Imagine I’m a member of the audience. Why should I watch this film?
I want to sensitize people's heart when they see my short film. My wish is to create an awareness that not all people are equal and everyone deserves respect and properly treated regardless of their physical appearance or the situation that each one might be dealing with. Bullying is a situation that destroys a person physically and emotionally, and unfortunately, even inside families it happens or each family member’s lives are ignored because they get involved in their work situations.
How do personal and universal themes work in your film?
Love is the main theme.
How have the script and film evolved over the course of their development?
From script to final result, we made some corrections. Some scenes where changed, some others deleted but always keeping the main idea.
What type of feedback have you received so far?
It's sweet and touchy. They feel connected with characters. The music is amazing.
Has the feedback surprised or challenged your point of view?
I have been amazed by the good reactions and I am happy that people who have watched make good comments about it.
What are you looking to achieve by having your film more visible on www.wearemovingstories.com?
I would like to have the opportunity that my film is watched and see if they would like to see it as a feature movie. Also, for me, the chance to grow as a writer and film director.
Who do you need to come on board (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists) to amplify this film’s message?
Journalists, producers in case I can make it a feature movie.
What type of impact and/or reception would you like this film to have?
What’s a key question that will help spark a debate or begin a conversation about this film?
How do you treat and behave with others?
Would you like to add anything else?
Thank you for giving the chance people know about my short film. Thank you!
What other projects are the key creatives developing or working on now?
I'm in the process of writing my first feature movie.
Interview: April 2019
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Through My Eyes
Lucas, a 17-years-old boy, with peripheral vision loss disease, has lost the connection with people until he meets Grace a new student in town who will make Lucas overcome his own fears.
Director: Francia Romero
Producer: Francia Romero
Writer: Francia Romero
About the writer, director and producer:
FRANCIA ROMERO was raised and born in Mexico City. She has a double major in Journalism and Communication. After working behinds the scenes in television for some years, she decided to make a new career in the film industry and she started taking writing film classes until she decided to get a Masters in Filmmaking. She is just at the beginning of her career as screenwriter and Film Director.
Key cast: Connor Gould (Lucas), Allison Roberti (Grace), Bobby Slaski (John), Tommy Martinez (Jagger), John Nicholas Adams(Marcus)
Looking for: journalists
Facebook: Through My Eyes
Made in association with: FRANCEROME PRODUCTIONS
Where can I watch it next and in the coming month? You will be able to watch next April 24-28 at The Film Festival Julien Dubuque International Film Festival in Debuque, IA Hotel Julien Dubuque 200 Main Street, Dubuque, IA.