Daniel Bolda is a film director from Greece, born in Berlin. He studied film in Denmark and worked as an assistant director in feature films. For the past 3 years he has been directing commercials, and in 2017 he directed his first short film, “Muffin.”
Q & A
If the world you created in your film became a reality, is that a world you would want to live in? Is there a Sci-Fi world you’d buy a one-way ticket to?
Its kind of a joke for what kind of a world we live in, the whole concept of the film, so yes it could be really funny to live in a place like this , but its kind of weird to hear the same joke over and over again. I would love to live in the black and white dreamy world of Black Moon by Louis Malle. Unicorns and telepathy is my cup of tea.
You’ve gotta go through some bad ideas to get to the good ones. Tell us one of your bad ideas. How do you get past the bad ones to find your spark?
I don’t believe in bad ideas, i believe in making it work. I’ve read many great scripts that turned to be some horrible films. But my latest was about a woman who gave birth to baby cats . A human cat mama.
Do you consider yourself part of a sci-fi community? Or when your brain is in the future and your body’s in the present, is that isolating?
No, i prefer to be a part of a filmmaker's community in a wider sense. The upcoming scripts that i work, are very much the opposite of one another. A vignette of a psychic of a couple in the 90’s and a folk sci-fi thriller in black and white.
Do you consider yourself more of an analog or digital person? What kind of balance do strike between the two? Is there a disconnect between the technology you make films about and the technology that you make films with?
If i had a choice i would never shoot digitally again and i would never sit in a cgi suite again. I love how the image from the chemical process comes to life, the organic grain , the real to life colours and the skin tones its still very much missing from the digital days.
Lightning round: Star Wars or Star Trek? Philip K. Dick or William S. Burroughs? Practical or CGI? Dystopia or Utopia? Post Apocalypse or Pre Apocalypse?
Never seen them. William S. Burroughs. Definitely Practical. Hope for Utopia. Post.