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Interview With Dr. Teresa Mular the Director, Writer of the Film Can't Stop the Sun from Shining

Can't Stop the Sun from Shining won Best Feature Film - Between $5000 - $10,000 Award in the 7th Season of MP Film Award Dr. Teresa Mular Director, Writer & Producer of the Film Can't Stop the Sun from Shining agree to interview with us.

Dr. Teresa Mular

Dr. Teresa Mular: Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Past president of the Gynecological Society of New York, Award winning Independent Filmmaker, documentarist, singer of tangos, Fado and popular music from Brazil, Argentina and Europe.

Poster Can't Stop the Sun from Shining

About the Film: Synopsis: Can't Stop the Sun from Shining Film Synopsis:

This is a documentary about nonagenarian and centenarian women between the ages of 94 and 105 years of age. Theirs are inspiring and compelling stories and they all unravel a strong sense of zest and determination in their personalities. The film conveys a message against ageism and in favor of older individuals, who in spite of their adversities and life challenges, arrive with dignity and charm to the autumn and winter of their lives. A current topic that can’t be ignored.

Trailer of "Can't Stop the Sun from Shining"

What was your drive behind making this film?

Behind the Scene

Dr. Teresa Mular: To show that age is only and just a mere number and that advanced age can coexist with productivity, creativity and a great deal of fun too.

How you feel when you are awarded with the MP FILM AWARD Award?

Dr. Teresa Mular: I feel ecstatic, encouraged to continue working on similar projects with a sense of activism and fight for human rights at any stage of a person’s life.

Can you tell us about the greatest moment during shooting this film?

Behind the Scene

Dr. Teresa Mular: The greatest moment during the shooting of this film was to connect with four amazing women, only one whom I had known for many years (the !05 y/o) and the other three who I met the very day of the actual shoot. Memorable experiences with all four.

How rigorously did you stick to the script while shooting?

Dr. Teresa Mular: 100 %

Where there any onset problems During the filming of the film & how did you deal with it?

Behind the Scene

Dr. Teresa Mular: Yes, I had problems with one of the women who was moving permanently from New York to Florida few days after the interview and I was given verbal permission to do the shoot at a private space on the top roof lounge of the building where she lived, but when we arrived to shoot, the manager of the building gave me and my DP a hard time refusing to allow the filming there and besides that , after quite a bit of begging to let us work there , a very distracting and annoying construction noise was coming from workers in the same area. We finally moved to the reserved second place to finish that shoot, at the Steinway piano main store in NYC, only to find out that the reservation made by the manager of that locale and son of the woman to be interviewed, was not accepted and we needed to proceed with the shoot in the middle of the piano showroom, which was not the ideal place to do our work. But we managed and did as best as we could.

Do you have any advice for young filmmaker out there? Or like yourself?

Behind the Scene

Dr. Teresa Mular: My advice is to be very patient and not let sudden obstacles of any kind interfere with your objectives.

Which film has inspired you the most?

Behind the Scene

Dr. Teresa Mular: Alexander Nevsky and Battleship Potemkin

Which particular film maker has influenced you the most?

Dr. Teresa Mular: Sergei Eisenstein

Which book would you love to make a film out of one day?

Behind the Scene

Dr. Teresa Mular: Notes from the House of the Dead by Dostoievsky

If you got the opportunity to go back in time & change something in any particular movie of yours, then which movie & what changes will you opt for?

Dr. Teresa Mular: I would shorten a documentary I made about four Latinamerican women who immigrated to New York, which I called Four Journeys. I find some of the segments are way too long.

If you were to shoot the film again, what would you do differently?

Behind the Scene

Dr. Teresa Mular: I might travel to Colombia and explore certain regions pertaining the story with much more detail.

What is your greatest achievement till date?

Dr. Teresa Mular: My greatest achievement is succeeding at creating films and giving voice to those who deserve it the most.

How do you pick yourself up after a failed film?

Behind the Scene

Dr. Teresa Mular: I find that rejection is only a “ redirection “ of my goals and that an obstacle is a door to new opportunities.

Where our viewers can catch you (share your social media)?

Dr. Teresa Mular: Facebook and Instagram




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