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Micro Interview: Damon Brennen

Posted October 23, 2017

Five Star Service is produced by Damon Brennen, who recently spoke with Film Pittsburgh about filmmaking.

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Check out producer Damon Brennen's thoughts on filmmaking!

Film Pittsburgh: If Five Star Service were the offspring of two other films, who are its parents?

DB: Not thematically, but the end of Goodfellas in terms of the quick cuts and pacing. Then definitely Birdman for the music.

FP: What do you find unique about working in short form?

DB: Shorts are a great way to try things out and take risks. You can play with different styles, genres and characters without having to spend too much money. I also really like telling a complete story in a short amount of time.

FP: Because it’s Halloween: what’s your all-time favorite horror flick?

DB: I'm kind of a chicken when it comes to horror, but I'll go with The Shining. My co-creator says the original Alien.

FP: Any wisdom for aspiring filmmakers?

DB: Make things. Figure what works and what doesn't then make better things. Also make sure to get good sound.