August 30, 2013 Leave a comment
Name: Jordan Hayes
Film: Lay Over
Role: Director, Writer, Editor, Actress
Please tell us a bit about yourself and your film?
Lay Over is about a girl travelling from Montreal to Australia and has an eight-hour layover in LA where she meets a guy who takes her on a tour of the city. In an effort to emulate the nature of the film we shot it most of it in one night. We drove all over LA from until we ended up at LAX at 10am the next morning.
Who/what inspired you to embark on a career in Filmmaking?
I’ve been working as an actress for the past five years, but have always had the intention of one day making my own films. My mom started her own company from nothing and she’s been a huge inspiration for me. I think I inherited some of her entrepreneurial spirit and ambitious nature.
What does being a part of the Bootleg Film Festival, NYC mean to you?
It’s awesome! I only submitted Lay Over to a few festivals, but when I read the mantra for the Bootleg Film Festival I can. I will. I did. I thought this was the perfect festival for our short film. That’s exactly how we made this film. We had no money. We were a small group of six people who got together one night and told a story.
All-time top 5 movies (as of this date, we all know it changes daily)?
Annie Hall, The Princess Bride, Rust and Bone, Café de Flore, The Apartment
And yes… this list does change frequently.
Favourite film related website?
What advice would you give to first time filmmakers?
Shoot as much as you can! Don’t get caught up in the idea that you need a lot of money. Be creative and resourceful and you’ll come up with something special. If you want to tell stories, then tell stories. Every time you shoot is a learning experience, so shoot as much as you can!