Grind reset shine deep dives into the art ways to make extra money world

At the 2019 cinequest film & creativity film festival we caught up with ‘grind reset shine’ writer/director margarita jimeno. The film, shot in berlin, the carpathian mountains, paris, and new york centers around peter, a struggling artist who moves from new york to berlin ways to make extra money to try his luck. When his career dreams and artistic business venture in berlin ways to make extra money fail, he loses faith in the art industry in search of ways to make extra money hope and healing elsewhere–eventually stumbling upon a catholic church and a nun. Worlds collide and an unlikely friendship blossoms between peter and ways to make extra money alicia. Jimeno explores “two different people living at the same time, but in extremely different circumstances yet having the same quest ways to make extra money for meaning, and belonging.” ‘grind reset shine’ takes us inside the contemporary art world and the tumultuous ways to make extra money emotional ups and downs of an artist’s life in which we see the contrasts and parallels ways to make extra money of the liberal ideas that represent the art scene in ways to make extra money relation to the conservative, restrictive values of religion and the church. Read on to learn more about the film, the filmmaking process and how jimeno deeps dives into the ways to make extra money lives, mentality and sphere of modern artists within the artistic circles ways to make extra money of new york and europe.

Margarita jimeno: I’m based in new york, although I usually spend a lot of time in my ways to make extra money suitcase. I was doing photography and video-art in art school. I did a series of narrative based photos. I started thinking more of image and narrative at that ways to make extra money point. And I started doing lo-fi video art editing VCR to VCR. At that time colombia was very closed, and it was hard to watch any films outside of ways to make extra money the mainstream. We were culturally starving. A group of friends were subscribed to film and music ways to make extra money magazines, and when someone’s relative would travel, a list of films, and music were requested. Once stuff arrived we would bootleg the films we liked ways to make extra money from each other. I remember seeing films that were very inspiring like lars ways to make extra money von trier’s europa and naked by mike leigh. Simultaneously I had a silent film history class and a ways to make extra money video art class so my input was very broad. I wanted to learn how to make film work, and also was curious how emotion is communicated in film. I applied to one film school, so there was a 50-50 chance, I got in, and I moved to new york city. One of the best thing for me at that time ways to make extra money was walking into kim’s video store and having access to all kinds of ways to make extra money films whenever I wanted.

MJ: we went on a hiking trip with eva moari, who plays alicia the nun and is our line producer, in the carpathian mountains between poland and slovakia. We marked locations we liked in a google map, thinking we would come back the following year to film. But as usual funding takes such a long time, so two years later we came back to film. Luckily all the locations we marked were still intact as ways to make extra money we first found them. So, if I count that first trip, re-shoots, and editing, that’s about 6 years total. We shot in berlin, the carpathian mountains, paris, and new york.

MJ: it was a mix of meeting people by chance, asking friends, and casting actors. For the non-actors I invited people with a unique way of being, and who have the personality to embark on a project ways to make extra money like this, where everyone was required to do more than one job ways to make extra money during the shoot. Specifically for the main roles everyone was working hard on ways to make extra money and off screen, like eva moari our line producer, and hanna konarowska, who has helped with production and post production in poland. Keren cytter recommended actors she often works with in berlin, fabian stumm and lisa marie becker. In poland, we had locals acting. The nuns are played by the local choir szczawnicki chamber, the local pipe organist marek is playing himself. We also had this magic encounter with this wonderful woman, monika, she paints icons, and teaches folk music, she lives high up the mountains. We went to meet her to ask her if we ways to make extra money could borrow one of her icon paintings, there are no roads that go all the way up, so we hiked for 2 hours. She received us with cake and tea and sparked a ways to make extra money conversation, I asked her if we could improvise a scene with ways to make extra money her, and she agreed. I had no idea how I would use this in ways to make extra money the story, so I added a few lines to another scene to ways to make extra money fit her in the story.

MJ: I started taking photos and doing video art as a ways to make extra money teenager. I went to art school, then film school, at the school of visual arts, which is an art school. So most of my friends are people in the art ways to make extra money world. Early on I was exhibiting work in group shows in ways to make extra money galleries and museums. But at some point I started doing documentary films and ways to make extra money I focused on the film career path. I haven’t stopped having a photo and video practice, I share it with my friends on instagram. That way of sharing something creative is very rewarding to ways to make extra money me, because a film takes so long to make from start ways to make extra money to finish, having a creative outlet without expectations is crucial to my ways to make extra money existence.

MJ: this was a mix of my friend’s artist crisis story, and while doing research I had conversations with several artists. By doing this I came across philippe hernandez, he plays himself in the film, who was one of the up and coming artists in ways to make extra money the early 2000’s along side artists that today are huge artists. He quit making art and became a bar owner. Changing careers, is something that many people experience in life [and] is in a way a type of immigration. Most of my work tends to focus on belonging, so I wanted to explore two different people living at ways to make extra money the same time but in extremely different circumstances yet having ways to make extra money the same quest for meaning, and belonging. As I was writing and rewriting on set I started ways to make extra money thinking more about exploring themes of rejection and failure. And I also wanted to explore contrasting ways of living ways to make extra money the fast paced globalized city system and living in nature ways to make extra money with nothing to consume.

MJ: my core group of friends are artists or work in ways to make extra money the art world, we often speak about all the vicissitudes of being an ways to make extra money artist. There are some recurrent stories in the art world, one is of the unrecognized struggling artist, who dies, big money, gallery comes by buys the entire estate and overnight the ways to make extra money artist is recognized and sought after. Another story is of the unknown artist who posts images ways to make extra money of their hobby in social media, an established artist loves it, recommends the “artist” to big gallery, and overnight the curator of the venice biennale invites artist ways to make extra money to participate. So besides talent, luck is a factor in a successful career in the ways to make extra money arts. There is no linear logic to what factors influence people ways to make extra money at the top when choosing the next big pony to ways to make extra money bet on. This is something that happens in the film industry as ways to make extra money well.

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