2020 Festival Film: Wrong Lanes
An interview with filmmaker Robert Nixon about advice on the industry and his latest film "Wrong Lanes"
NewEnglandFilm.com talks with Robert Nixon about his film Wrong Lanes, which screens in the 2020 Online New England Film Festival.
Robert Nixon talks about his process in making Wrong Lanes, which screens at the 2020 Online New England Film Festival. The film recently screened at the 48 hour Global Film Challenge for the city of Boston where it took home many wins including Overall Best Film. In this interview, Nixon explains becoming a filmmaker, the inspiration for the film on family dynamics, and more.
NewEnglandFilm.com: When did you know you wanted to become a filmmaker?
Robert Nixon: I’ve been making films since junior high, and I have always loved the creative process! I’ve lived all over the country and have brought people together to create and learn together. In this time, I feel like it’s more important than ever to express and have an artistic outlet.
NewEnglandFilm.com:How did you find your cast and crew for this film?
Nixon: I connected with some film students that had their thesis cut short due to COVID-19 as well a great cinematographer that had some extra time based on his lower travel requirements. I combined them with my great crew and BAM, we had a rockstar cast and crew!
NewEnglandFilm.com: What inspired you to make your film?
Nixon: We had a new crew and wanted to take part in the 48 hour Global Film Challenge for the city of Boston as our first project working together.
NewEnglandFilm.com: Any advice about the filmmaking process?
Nixon: Put yourself in a box, make crazy self-deadlines, and stick to them. So many films die on the vine because the urgency isn’t there.
NewEnglandFilm.com: What projects are you working on now?
Nixon: We are currently casting for our feature film Salt Point shot in Maine in October. It’s a fun crime, comedy set in rural Maine.
NewEnglandFilm.com: Anything else you want to share that might be of interest to our readers?
Nixon: Maine is an insanely awesome place to make movies. The landscape, the locations, old buildings, seasons, etc. Come to Maine and make some great movie magic!