The 54th edition of International Film Festival of India opened yesterday with the international premiere of – Catching Dust by British filmmaker Stuart Gatt.
Elaborating on the focus of the movie on human emotions, Director of the film said that universality of human emotions is wonderful that a story from Texas gets the same reception everywhere. Director Stuart Gatt along with co-producers Mark David and Jonathan Katz were talking at the interaction arranged by PIB with delegates, media and film enthusiasts at 54 IFFI Goa today.
Catching Dust, which is a United States, UK, Spain co-production is the feature directorial debut of Stuart Gatt who has been making short films on topical social themes till now. Describing his transition from short films to feature films, Stuart said, “It takes a lot of focus and the duration is also really long. So you have to battle against fatigue”.
When asked about choosing a dark subject for the debut film, Stuart remarked that he tends to explore the darker aspects of human psychology. He said “American films focus more on positive emotions but as humans we struggle and go through different emotions. Maybe my childhood also played a part in picking the subject”.
Talking about the genesis of the movie, Stuart described his vision, his daydreams and how some ideas got stuck with him and then how he explored those ideas.