Stephan Eigenmann is a producer and director, known for Pure (2018), Rewind (2019) and Among Us (2020). See full bio »
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?
Blade Runner 2049
Friend or Foe: humanoid robots with advanced artificial intelligence? What if robots start making their own Sci-Fi films? Will you support them in their endeavors?
Yes I would, it depends what kind of intelligence they have.
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?
If the idea doesn’t challenge your intellect and your in knowledge hasn't been explored enough yet by the wide public, then play with it and see if it is tangible enough to be understandable for everyone.
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?
Yes I do. No it isn’t.
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?
I consider myself as someone who is in the middle between the two. I like to bridge them together as much as possible.
When you’re creating the props and sets that make a new world, where do you look for inspiration? How do you create objects that are relatable but unfamiliar?
I try to think simple, and understand what is the most reachable for a wider audience, hence what every product is trying to be for its customers and then try to bring it to an unknown level, but that is still feasible for the audience to grasp and understand.
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?
Can’t decide, both are great. More Star Trek, but they need to do better content. Philip K. Dick Practical always Both mixed Both mixed.