The best of this year’s Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF) screens in Boise Saturday night. The Best of SVFFest will feature two award-winning films; STUCK, about a one-night stand, and Craters of the Moon, which is about a couple who gets lost and stranded in the snow.
Here's the trailer from Craters.
Crater's producer Jacob Brumfield, along with the cast and crew, will do a question-and-answer session after the film screens at the Knitting Factory.
We asked Brumfield a few of our own questions.
Q: How did Crater's come about?
"Crater's came from Jesse Millward [He grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho and was high school friends with Brumfield], the writer and director. He approached me with a script and we made the movie. Both Jesse and I wanted to make something in Idaho with minimal characters and locations to keep the budget low."
Q: You did this film on a $25,000 budget. What did you learn?
"I learned that movies cost a hell of a lot more than $25,000! I also learned that I have very good friends and colleagues. I asked people for a lot during production, the conditions were hostel to say the least. It snowed every day, and during one of our night shoots it started raining -- 40 below with 50 mph winds and it was raining. It was honestly the hardest thing I have ever done."
Q: Why film in Idaho?
"Why not film in Idaho? I love the aesthetic. Idaho has a lot to offer when it comes to fantastic locations, and everyone I ran into while producing the film were very enthusiastic to help, it was great."
Q: Watching Crater’s of the Moon at the SVFF this year, what'd you think ?
"SVFF was great. A very receptive audience. I was very surprised with the way women reacted to the film. There were people yelling at the screen. It was the first time I had seen COTM with an audience. I could not have picked a better venue."
Q: What are you working on now?
"I am working on a lot of different things. Today I am finishing the post -- online and visual effects -- for a new Danny Trejo movie called Bullet. I have about five or six different movies and/or TV shows in different stages of pre-production. However, I can't really talk about them yet."
The Best of SVFFest is Saturday, Nov. 16. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and tickets are $15 at the door, or available online.
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