Jason O. Silva will be joining us with his film C’est Jane. Here are some questions to let you get to know more about him!
What is your connection to the South?
I was born and raised in Kentucky. Also, I never stopped loving gravy. On everything. And Bourbon. All the time.
Where did you get your inspiration for this work?
I really wanted to tackle the spy thriller in a new way. My full vision for the C’est Jane spans a feature-length film, but as a companion project, the short is my literary take on the intimate side of a dangerous woman. She’ll kill you. But she’s still a woman, still human. She just can’t reveal these details. So… I decided to do it for her, by literally dismantling her most personal thoughts and sensibilities for us to see, both in terms of what we learn about Jane as well as the actual elements of the film.
How did you start making films?
One at a time. With a little push from Annette (my producer extraordinaire).
Did anything interesting or funny happen on set during the shooting?
Somehow a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Creme that had been in my fridge for months, unopened, became empty. I think it drank itself.
What do you look forward to the most during Indie Grits?
The friendships, the films, the entertainment, and the feeling of home. In that order. Mostly.
Why should someone see your film?
C’est Jane profiles a powerful, yet deeply vulnerable woman, and we need more of those in film.