This week we're talking to creators at SXSW, finding out what brought them to the festival and getting to know more about their creative journey. Kris Avedisian, along with collaborators Kyle Espeleta and Jesse Wakeman, is bringing his first feature film, “Donald Cried” to SXSW.
Getting the creative pace right was crucial to the process of making the film, Avedisian says. He and the team “have known each other forever,” but the process wasn't always smooth sailing. “I was writing the script and looking for a producer at the same time. We met with a lot of people and things fell through, or we had people who we thought wouldn’t necessarily work, or who had different ideas for the end goal." But Avedisian sees the slow burn as, ultimately, a positive thing. "I think the story got better and better the more time we had to spend with it,” he says. “But yeah, it was really difficult — just plugging away and not being hasty or doing something because we wanted to do it, but waiting for everything to feel right.” Read more about “Donald Cried” at the link in our bio and follow us at #SXSW: #KickstarterSXSW #KickstarterFilm