DCP

Where did the story for June originate from?

 

L. Gustavo Cooper

June is a story about a little girl trying to fine her place in the world. I feel like this is something we've all experienced at one point in our lives. For me this was my childhood. I had a rough one and this was kinda of my way to work through it I guess. So, i wrote a short with Sharon Cobb, and Duane A. Sikes got behind us along with Raven Banner. And before we knew it... it was off to the Berlin Market. That's when Gregor and Jacquie Hapsburg came on as EP (Executive Producer) and BOOM! We where making a movie three months later.

 

DCP

 What was the easiest or most memorable experience in making this film?

 

L. Gustavo Cooper

For me it was the explosion scene in the trailer park. So many people, so many moving things. It was a big scene to pull off with very little money. We had our stunt coordinator Josh Mueller prep everyone and with some string and coordination it all came together beautifully. Our VFX (Visual FX) team did an amazing job compositing it all together.

 

DCP

What was the most challenging part in writing the script and/or making the film?

 

L. Gustavo Cooper

I would have to say that it was time; everything about this film came together so quickly that we had very little time to prep, write, and work things out. Once we were going...we were going!

 

DCP

What was the casting process like, especially in casting the character June?

 

L. Gustavo Cooper

I always had Kennedy Brice in mind for the role of JUNE. Eddie Jemison was brought by Gregor ... Victoria Pratt came later in the process. I was introduced to her by our executive producers Jessica Kill and Michelle Czernin von Chudenitz at a party.. and then Capser came in via Victoria after losing our "Dave" character.

 

DCP

What was it like working with the cast you assembled?

 

L. Gustavo Cooper

They were all amazing. Best people in the world. I can't say anything else about them.

 

DCP

What do you want people to take away or get from this film?

L. Gustavo Cooper

I just wanted them to feel something at the end of the day. It was meant to pull on some heart strings.

 

DCP

Any advice for aspiring filmmakers out there?

 

L. Gustavo Cooper

Go make movies. Do whatever you have to do to get that done!

 

DCP

What's next for you?

 

L. Gustavo Cooper

Lots of good things! Nothing I can discuss just yet but, cross your fingers!

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