Interview with Filmmaker Lucas Longacre (FOOD CART)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

FOOD CART played to rave reviews at the Thriller Festival in March 2020.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Lucas Longacre: After working in verite documentary for over a decade, I was hungry to play in the scripted narrative genre. I missed working with actors, storyboarding, and collaborating with a Director of Photography more talented than me. So much of documentary filmmaking is capturing the moment and then constructing and deconstructing in post. I wanted to be more deliberate and precise through the entire process.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

About 7 months. Principle photography took 10, 1/2 days of mostly night shoots. Editing was around 4 months. Sound mixing and color was a month. We took extra time in editing because we had three versions of the film: a 26 minute, 18.30…

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