Long-Distance Love on a Shoestring Budget
June 12, 2014 Leave a Comment
This week I talk to Michael Noens about his feature film “Two Days in February.” Noens wrote and directed this film about a break up between young lovers, and he acknowledges that this drama-romance is semi-autobiographical.
Lead characters Val and Grant are desperately trying to figure out how to make their long distance relationship work and ultimately decide if it’s even worth saving at all. Grant tries to deal with the impending break up by escaping into his past and consulting a former girlfriend. Whether Grant’s ex is really physically with him or a figment of his imagination is for the viewer to decide. It’s an interesting choice and one that will keep the audience guessing.
A native of the Chicago ‘burbs, Michael is a good interview and as with all of our guests, very passionate about film. What sets him apart, in my opinion, is his work ethic. As a member of the first graduating class of Chicago’s Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Noens has directed seven feature films and two short films since 2007. Anyone who has made an indie or is an informed viewer knows what an insane pace that is. And given that most are created on shoestring budgets, one has to admire his love for his craft. Check out his film and a great discussion beforehand this Friday night on Wisconsin Public Television. Hope to see you then!
Director’s Cut “Two Days in February” airs 10 p.m. Friday, June 13. Watch the full interview with director/writer Michael Noens now to learn a thing or two about altering light in post-edit and acquiring music rights the fun way.