MIFS: Where did the idea for the film come from?
THE WRITERS MOTHER IN LAW WORKED IN AN OP SHOP "THRIFT STORE" AND SUCH AN ITEM WAS DONATED AND IT TOOK A WHILE UNTIL THE TRUE PURPOSE WAS UNLOCKED! SO OUR STORY IS INSPIRED BY THAT EVENT.
MIFS: How much did the project change from concept to final edit?
QUITE IN THAT ORIGINALLY IT STARTED OUT TAKING PLACE OVER 2 DAYS. WE EXTENDED IT TO TAKE PLACE OVER MANY DAYS WITH 3 LADIES ALL UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY IN THEIR OWN WAY...
MIFS:Where there any challenges during production?
IT WAS FILMED IN 1 X 16 HR SHOOT DAY, AND FOR A CAST OF 3 LADIES IN THEIR MID 70'S, THAT WAS NO EASY FEAT - ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING IT WAS SHOT OUT OF SEQUENCE FOR THE SAKE OF TIME EFFICIENCY, BUT THIS MEANT EACH LADY CHANGED OUTFITS ABOUT 12 TIMES DURING THE DAY!
MIFS: With the film completed, what has been the most rewarding thing about the whole experience?
SEE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES RESPOND TO THE ELDERY CAST AND THEIR WONDERFUL PERFORMANCES
The Op Shop screens Nov 9th as part of the 14th Annual Milwaukee Short Film Festival at 7pm in the Lubar Auditorium, MAM.