Filmmaker Joe Morris’s film ‘Junk’ is selected to be screened at GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2011 Film Screenings. GFEST 2011 Short Film Screenings will take place at Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY on Tues 8 / Wed 9 / Thus 10 Nov at 7.15 pm / Box Office: 020 74943654 / Online: http://princecharlescinema.com
We contacted Joe to find out more about the film and the process:
How do you see your own film work?
As an attempt to discuss social realist issues.
How would you describe your own practice?
I’m a filmmaker
Are there any external factors that help you creatively?
I think I probably draw most of my creative help from my political activity; my engagement with social issues and my experience as a working class gay man.
What are the most important themes and elements that feed into your creativity?
Internal conflict as a consequence of cultural, political social or economic conditions. Many people live in a world of sadness and isolation and I think those themes and ideas feed my creativity a great deal.
Can you describe the creative process behind the work and how it works for you?
It’s a pretty bog-standard film making process. Script. Casting. Shooting. Editing.
How would you like yourself or your work to be known?
I don’t know where I’ll be in 10 or 20 years time. My career is just beginning so I think it’s a bit premature to be thinking of those things or to assume I have a right to think about those things. I would consider myself a political filmmaker though and I hope to carry on making politically motivated films.