After the screening of short film Inevitable dir. Laurent Ma, we had some questions for producer Shanyn Maguire.
Interview by Mantaj Bains.
Hi Shannon, thank you for joining us today and taking the time for the interview. You’re a producer for the film Inevitable, could you tell us a summary of the plot?
Inevitable is a film that takes place in the future, and it’s about a society that doesn’t allow you to feel anything emotionally. So our main character, M (played by Jessie Miller), after an encounter with Cara (played by Karla Marie) begins to regain his memories hidden deep down in his consciousness and the world. When M regains his memories, he begins to realize the world that he knows is no more. Without spoiling the ending, what I can say about it is that it is a chilling one and that it says that if you do emote, and if you remember your emotions, there are consequences in this world.
What were the motivations or inspirations for the director to make this movie?
The director of the film, Laurent Ma, was inspired to make this film after moving from a small town to Macau. When he moved to Macau, he saw people constantly looking at their phones and not talking to each other. So for this film, he placed that into the future of maybe that this how society will be in the future and if you were to find love in this environment what would that look like and would there be consequences to having those emotions?
This film has very interesting and relevant themes. From your perspective, would you say this is a film that will resonate with the audience?
It does resonate with people. In fact, I used to live in the concrete jungle of downtown Vancouver and also, I’ve been to New York City. I’ve seen people not talk to each other, they don’t have that connection anymore because of social media and this loss of emotions because of technology and it limits us. So, placing the movie 80 to 100 years in the future, maybe because of controlled societies, because of the way things are going right now and how our governments are pushing certain things I think that it is relevant to this day and age, absolutely.
Thank you for taking the time to talk with us today about Inevitable Shanyn, enjoy the rest of your evening!
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