DIRECTORS OF THE SEASIDE
Christian, tell us a little more about yourself. Where did your desire to be a director come from? What is your route?
The film is a co-directorial. Can you tell us about your meeting with Elle and this desire to share this project together.
What is your background ?
Is it not too hard to work with another director on the same film, what is your working method?
Angela Nedyalkova won the Best Actress at the RED MOVIE AWARDS what does that symbolize?
The subject of your film is strong, it deals with prostitution, how did you work with the actors?
Our film’s primary purpose was to raise awareness about human trafficking in Bulgaria. It is currently being nationally broadcast in various formats and places, with a strong focus on promoting the national trafficking hotline. Within a week of its launch, the hotline received numerous calls, leading to rescues and assistance for those in need. Our hope is that the film will continue to deter potential victims from accepting job offers far from home.
What was the biggest challenge of the film?
Juggling multiple projects simultaneously can be demanding, and we often found ourselves pushing the limits of what we could handle. However, it’s through these challenges and our commitment to pushing ourselves that we discovered the true potential of our work. It’s said that you find gold when you dig deeper, and that’s precisely what we did. Despite the constraints, we managed to create something exceptional and impactful.
What is your next project?
The subject matter of these films aligns with my commitment to addressing critical issues. The first film, “Promised,” delves into the distressing reality of forced pregnancy among Cambodian girls who are lured to China under the false promise of employment, driven by a significant gender imbalance. The second film, titled “Lost Innocence,” explores the harrowing story of a young girl who becomes a victim of predators on the dark web, as they seek to exploit her by selling her explicit images to participants on a sinister online forum.
Both projects were undertaken in collaboration with A21 and the Government of Cambodia, with the primary goal of raising awareness and sounding the alarm on these pressing issues within Cambodia. It’s been a challenging yet deeply meaningful experience, and I’m eager to see the impact these films will have in shedding light on these critical matters.