Interview with Filmmaker Chris Cavener (BROCA)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

BROCA, 21min., Canada, Comedy
Directed Luis Oliva
BROCA is a psychological dark comedy about an anxiety ridden actor named Vernon. He is haunted by his negative self talk. After an audition, hope appears for the first time in his life and career. Will he keep it together for his callback or will things get out of hand?

Get to know writer/actor Chris Cavener:

1. What motivated you to make this film?

A: To be honest it began with seeing if I can come up with a script in a week, and then, ultimately, it turned into a service to everyone who suffers from any sort of mental health challenges. There was also the thrill of being able to properly and safely shoot a short film in times where our group of artists weren’t getting much, if any, work, and everyone was feeling pretty shitty.

2. From the idea…

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