So fresh off our viewing of the new film Sublime the movie’s Director Mariano Biasin agreed to share conversation with us.
Q On Sublime you were the director, and the writer how did that affect your production, did the two aspects of creation every come into conflict?
I felt a lot of freedom during the whole process. Juan Pablo Miller, the producer, gave me courage and self-confidence since the beggining. On paper, I knew I was going to be the one in charge of giving life to each sentence of the script, so I tried to take that as an advantage. I wrote down things that I felt curious to see / hear them say. And then, on set, I felt the posibility to make last minute adjustments, when I felt the vibrance of the actors and the camera. That never came into conflict. For me the biggest challenge / biggest learning stage was the editing room. In which, again, I felt a lot of freedom.
Q What directors inspired you to go into film making?
It was more like a self discovery experience for me, when my father brought me a VHS-C camera when I was 14 years old.
Q As a director do you typically stick to the script, or do you like to let your actors improvise?
Sublime was my first experience directing a feature film, and in this case I tried to use a balance of both. I strongly believe in the writing process, but I aslo wanted to have the permeability to let new things come into the story.
Q After watching the film I was blown away by the cast, especially the young people how did the casting process go to find such authentic actors?
I believe choosing the right performers is a key that unlocks multiple doors in the whole process. I took my time to choose. We did a big research and casting call, there were great options for all the characters. And then the pandemic begun, all the process was frozen, and time did its part to let Martín and Teo jump into the picture. I had a lot of company in that process (casting director María Laura Berch, AD crew Verónica Biasin, Natalia Biasin and Lucas Aranda, and the producer too), and they helped me a lot.
Q I was curious Sublime’s music is integral to the story at one point was it implemented, were the songs wrote as the same time as the script?
In the early stages of the script, I only had ‘band plays song 1’, ‘Manu composes song 5’… and so. But then, specially in the pandemic stop, we worked a lot together with musician Emilio Cervini to find the proper lyrics and parts, and assamble them to the story. Each piece was carefully composed thinking of Manu’s emotional arch.
Q Do you know what your next project is going to be? Could you give us a preview?
Oh! I’m working hard on that. I believe the same spirit will be noticeable, but it will be somehow different in theme and tone.
Q} if people want more info about you or your films where should they go?
I guess IMDB is a nice spot. Social network as well, we put our works at @Verdadera.Imagen. The music of the film is also findable at digital platforms such as Spotify, Youtube. You need to search Emilio Cervini Sublime OST. And there is also some music from me (my band, La suma de las partes) on digital platforms. I composed the songs for the album ‘Vergel’ (2020).
Final four questions –we ask everybody
Q) When the zombies take over the world where will you be?
Walking in the beach, with as much people I love as possible.
Q ) What is your favorite Fandom
He-man and the masters of the Universe.
Q) What piece of art, be it in the form of music, a book, a film or picture, do you think people must experience before they die?
‘In the mirror’ song by Jens Johansson and ‘Tree of life’ film by Terrence Malick would be my picks today.
Q) Give one fact that most people would not believe about you?I cried out joy and emotion when Lionel Messi lifted the World Cup last december.