Hailing from Mexico City director David Zonana presents Dim Blood. The film is a showcase of deception and denial, and centers around two sisters dealing with one of them receiving a life altering diagnosis. Below you can read more about Mr.Zonana and his work.
What is your connection to the South?
As a Mexican, the cultural connection with the south is evident – the cultural exchange between México and the USA has permeated me as well.
Where did you get your inspiration for this work?
I am very interested in psychological evolution after a harsh trauma. The evolution of the psyche is not always understandable and not everybody will deem it positive, but the mind is a very complex instrument we are just starting to understand.
How did you start making films?
I started working with Michel Franco as a PA so I got to spend a lot of time with him. Little by little I got more involved in his films, which allowed me to learn at an exponential rate. And at one point I decided to helm my own narrative ship.
Did anything interesting or funny happen on set during the shooting?
The kitchen scene was originally written to be shot at the main house’s garden, we shot around 25 takes and it wasn’t working out, it never did. At the wrap party I decided to shoot it again, this time in the kitchen. Everyone was pretty drunk thinking shooting was over! Funny in retrospective.
What do you look forward to the most during Indie Grits?
Having the experience of exposing my work to diverse audiences is an important part of my developing career. Also getting to know a new city is something I always enjoy.
Why should someone see your film?
I think it is an honest portrait of the complexity of human’s mind, at least as I see it. I guess it will be interesting for people the way this character develops.