Interview with director James Hartley (TWISTED)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

James Hartley’s short film TWISTED won Best Cinematography at the FEEDBACK Film Festival in November 2015.

Watch the Short Film TWISTED:

Get to know director James Hartley:

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

James Hartley: I was motivated by the truth of the character in particular. The character resonated with me as someone who as a teenager had stupid impossible dreams like being the lead singer in a band at 16 and performing at the huge mall that me and my friends frequented. The overwhelming love Michael has for Kayley that leads him to do stupid things is absolutely something I related to and that combination of naivety and wild ambition was something I hadn’t really seen in contemporary cinema. It really encompasses the agony and ecstasy of pubescence.

Matthew: From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

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