The Last Tango is a finalist in our 2018 season shorts, and we ask Stefanja Orlowska on the film, her inspirations, and the writing process.
What was your inspiration behind the story?
My main inspiration came from the book Waltz into Darkness.
Is there someone who inspired that characters?
Action movie stars like Harrison Ford & Charlize Theron are my inspiration but my a-huh moment came to me when I saw the lack of women that kick ass on the big screen and in the entertainment industry, it was in that moment I decided to sit down and write The Last Tango and later produce and star in it.
Did you come across hurdles during the writing or production stages?
In the writing process not so much a hurdle I just needed to take into consideration knowing that it was going to be a micro budget film, I had to be careful about any action shots/sequences I’d write to stay within the desired constraints.
What advise would you like to give aspiring film makers?
Know your limits and knock them down anyway.
Do you have any upcoming projects in the works?
I am currently writing a feature length screenplay which I intend to also produce and star in.
You can check out a recent article on Stefanja below, and follow the films journey on the Instagram page!