The Problem With Evolution is a film by Kevin Ruiz, and tells the story of two people observing the generic way couples meet. We ask Kevin about the behind the scenes of the film, and what inspired him to create it.
What was your inspiration behind the story?
Just many years of being on the dating scene, realizing that you have to have to "get into character" in order to |hit on someone". And anyone who is an introvert or is not great with people when meeting them for the first time, definitely has a disadvantage.
Who inspired you to make the film?
I always liked the films of Judd Apotow, Ben Stillar, and Will Ferral, and what I found really funny was a story starring a normal guy who gets stamped a "loser", opening itself up to comedic situations. So when I found a bar that would let me film in it, I choose this story to make.
What was the hardest part in the production process?
Number one, finding a bar. I needed a place that would let us use it during an evening or a weekend, and that was exactly the hours a bar is open for business. Once we found one, we filmed there one evening during business hours, and the owner was kind enough to ask everyone to be quiet for a couple hours with no music, haha.
What is your favourite memory?
this was my first "medium-scale" film, so having 30 extras there who were all my friends was a great moment.
Do you have any advise for aspiring film makers?
It sounds so cliche, but just do it. I was pondering whether I should make something that I felt was not so good, and I didn't want to stamp a bad product onto my crew's resumes, and I had so many doubts I was lingering with... but once it was "popped out" I never looked back. Get your first film under your belt fast, then your first 3, and then it's a loooot easier.
Any future works on the cards?
I've worked on about 15 shorts now, and will attempt to move on to the feature film scene. It's just a matter of finding 50K under the couch cushion.