Interview with director Kurtis Theorin (ENCORE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Kurtis Theorin’s short film “ENCORE” played to rave reviews at the December 2016 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival. It was the winner of “Best Music” at the festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Kurtis Theorin: We wanted to stretch ourselves and create something that felt unique. We had done projects for a line of YouTube star toys. We had also watched the reality show about making movies called The Chair. It featured a YouTube star who talked about how he could be swarmed by rabid fans at a convention but not be recognized going down the street. It’s an interesting world that hasn’t been explored that much in films.

MT: From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

KT: A little over a year. The first draft came up in the summer. I started revising…

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