Filmmaker’s Name: Geordie Sabbagh
Film Title: A Sunday Kind of Love
Film TRT: 93 min.
In 50 words or less, what is your film about? A Sunday Kind of Love is a romance film about a struggling writer who meets death and falls in love. He must decide if his true love is in this world or the next, and if his dreams of success are worth dying for.
What inspired you to make this particular film?
This film is really about coming to a period in your life where you have to make bigger decisions that have longer-term implications. The idea came to me when I was entering my thirties and starting to think about the longer terms aspects of my life. I think when you’re in your twenties you live for today, and when you hit yours thirties everything suddenly matters. The idea about this film is figuring out what in your life really matters and what you’re really willing to sacrifice.
What’s the best experience you had making this film? What’s the worst? Why?
We only had $7,000 USD and 12 days to make this film so the best experience was actually pulling the film off! The worst experience was having to film 10-12 pages a day.
In your opinion, what’s the best film ever made? The worst? Why?
That’s an impossible question to answer. There are too many good and bad films. As this is a romance film, some of my favourite romance films are Casablanca, When Harry met Sally, Annie Hall, An Affair to Remember, Before Sunset, In the Mood for Love, It Happened One Night and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. And I’ll just come out and say it, Trainwreck had its moments, but I didn’t feel she earned the nice guy. I would have thought Hugh Grant and Matthew McConaughey would have had to do a lot more than a cheerleading routine!
RE: a short bio… Tell us about your start in filmmaking. Who are your heroes? Did you get your start as an actor? A screenwriter? A grip?
I didn’t go to film school and found my way into film through the BBC World Service as a guy with a business degree. From there it was a long weird road through radio drama, gardening shows, conspiracy and animal attack shows and finally film. I’m a huge fan of Capra, Hitchcock, Scorsese, Allen, Chaplin, Ford, Leone and Wilder.
Tell us about your connection to Mississippi. If you don’t have one, why did you choose to enter Crossroads Film Festival?
I’ve visited Mississippi before and had an amazing time exploring the state. I love so much of what comes from here, especially the music and food. I heard that Crossroads was a great filmmaker festival and so I thought I would give it a shot.
Tell us about your social media presence:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geordie.sabbagh
- Twitter: @geordiesabbagh