FilmIreland have just published a new interview with Tom Ryan, the writer/director of ‘Trampoline’.
In the interview Tom talks about what inspired him to make the movie, lessons he learned during his time as a camera assist on different sets and the considerations of making an independent film.
Making an independent film is a tough but extremely rewarding process. The only problem is that you don’t get any of the rewards until you have the entire project completed. Being an independent movie means that you have no safety net, no major financial support and absolutely no promise that it will ever be screened. All of this can be quite daunting but it is also an incredible learning experience. You also have to choose your cast and crew carefully, it’s an intense process and you need people that you can count on and who you trust. I was incredibly lucky with my cast and crew. Filmmaking is a collaboration and in order to get through the stress and torture that can sometimes arise from shooting you need a team of people who are all incredibly willing to support each other.
You can read the full interview here!