"Aunt Eulalia"

Producer, Screenwriter and actress Elly van der Maesen de Sombreff

“Aunt Eulalia” - Best Comedy Short Film
Producer, Screenwriter and actress Elly van der Maesen de Sombreff

When did you realize that you wanted to make films and what motivated you to shoot your first film project?

I realize it when meeting with Spanish director Benito Zambrano and finding out how difficult it was but at the same time how thrilling! And how important to make people reflect and think.

So, after taking lots of classes with people like Assumpta Serna and Scott Cleverdon among others, I wrote my first script and shot it!

What inspired you to work on this progect?

I knew who I wanted to work in it so I wrote the script thinking of them. I think people may understand the subtext and enjoy the film a lot.

How did you find the cast and the crew of the film?

Among professional actors whom I was acquainted with.

What budget did you have and how did it affect the production?

200 euros (so little!)

Are you happy with the final result or would you change something?

Yes I am happy but If I had to do it again I might change a few things and make it longer.

What are your filmmaking goals?

No goals, just work and work and keep on working.

What keeps you inspired to continue filmmaking?

Festivals like yours who appreciate the work we have done and help us by motivating us.

Elly van der Maesen de Sombreff