Q&A with (re)birth Writer/Director JJ Huckin
I probably would not have shot this if i didn’t have access to digital equipment. The cost of shooting film is so cost prohibitive that unless you have a real budget…it makes it very difficult. so being able to do it myself made it easier to do this project.
The final climatic scene in the film is very very emotional. It required a huge commitment from the actors to really bring the pain of this situation. We were over our time budget and the scene was scheduled to be shot at 9pm wasn’t ready to shoot until 2am. The actors were exhausted and we shot it in the middle of the night. It just wasn’t working. It was very disorienting for them and it wasn’t working. The film just doesn’t work without this final scene. At that point I didn’t think this was going to happen. I thought it might not work out. The two actors took some some and worked through some things together and came back and absolutely blew the doors off. It was so emotional for both of them that I was able to only shoot it once. They just emotionally exploded and it was exactly what the scene needed. Once that scene was done…i knew we had a film.