Micro Interview: Caroline Collins
Local director Caroline Collins spoke to Film Pittsburgh about her film, This is How We Roll, and her experiences with short filmmaking.
Produced as part of Pittsburgh's 48-Hour Film Project, This is How We Roll is a mockumentary that follows a family of Yahtzee champions as they prepare for the upcoming World Series.
Check out local director Caroline Collins' thoughts on short filmmaking.
Film Pittsburgh: If This is How We Roll were the offspring of two other films, who are its parents?
CC: This is Spinal Tap and Chariots of Fire.
FP: What do you find unique about working in short form?
CC: I love the challenge of telling a complete and compelling story in a very short amount of time. And the way media is consumed now—on a phone or a quick click through social media—means there’s a huge market for short form content.
FP: Because it’s Halloween: what’s your all-time favorite horror flick?
CC: I prefer a good psychological thriller to gory horror, and one of my favorites has always been Rebecca.
FP: Any wisdom for aspiring filmmakers?
CC: Work with people you like. It seems simple, but it makes the project so much sweeter when you enjoy the company of the people you’re working with. And it’s always a rush to bring together smart and talented people and make something you’re proud of.