Times Like These

Friday, May 03, 2013

A talented former classmate of mine, Lorena Gordon, is on her way to making her first film! Times Like These, portrays a story about a strong woman and mother that leaves her abusive husband in order for a better future for her and her family. Based on a true personal story, it's inspiring for Lorena to share this message for other women who can relate.

In order for her to get this project going, she needs to raise enough funds for production, cast, etc. [Click here] to learn more about her campaign and help give in to this wonderful project.

What inspires you and where do you get inspiration from?
The passion I have of telling stories. To me making films that you are really passionate about or have a deep connection to is cathartic. It's the best way I feel I can express myself. I also love collaborating with people who are as passionate as you are to share your story. There are so many things that inspire me: My family, proving people wrong and being the underdog, and life.  We all come from all walks of life and each and each everyone of us have a story worth telling. What fascinates me most is material that deals with relationships and complex characters. I like to have an audience think, question, and just escape in the world you created while watching a film

What made you decide to go into the film industry?
It probably was when I was six years old and saw my first live action movie. I remember the film made me cry; I thought to myself: I want to do that. I want to move people through films. When I was about 12 I started making short film with my younger cousins- I remember loving the process. Then, when I was 17 I worked on my first set, and that just reaffirmed that this is what I wanted to do with my life.  
What are some of your favorite projects you've worked on?
Working with my hero, Martin Scoresese, that has definitely been one of the highlights of my life. Being on a Scorsese set was like learning from the ultimate film school. Him and Leo [DiCaprio] were the reasons why I decided to be a storyteller and make films. So, getting the chance to work with both on The Wolf of Wall Street is still mind-boggling to me
How does your family feel about making this film?
I remember talking to my mom when I first had the idea of writing the script.  At first I I don't think she believed me. I expressed to them how this story can inspire people and especially for women who might find themselves in the same situation. And I wanted people who come from broken homes and have witnessed this first hand to relate. My mom and I sat down one day and she shared with me certain events that happened years ago with my father. She and my brother were always supportive of the project.  

What are some of your favorite movies?
- Some of my favorite movies include: American Beauty, Taxi Driver, Ghost, and Mystic River.

Is there a message you'd like to say to your father?
What I would tell my father is that I forgive him. I don't agree with his actions and how he treated my mother. This might sound cliche', but everyone makes mistakes- it's true. I am no one to judge my father. Who knows what he went through in his life for his justification of what he did. 

Who are some actors/actresses you'd like to work with someday?
The actor's I would love to work with are: Meryl Streep, Ryan Gosling, Tom Cruise, John Cusak, and Ellen Page.

What do you like to do outside of the film industry?
I love to travel, listen to music, and I enjoy to read.

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Nice post!

X Laura


Unknown said...

Lovely article. ~Cdot

yummychunklet said...

Great post!

Blond Duck said...

She sounds so strong to tell a story like that even with her father's relationship with her.

Unknown said...

wow beautiful !!:):)


Midnight Cowgirl said...

Looks like a great project!

www.janetteria.com said...

Nice project!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Audrey,

Wonderful project and wish her well with her Film

happy weekend

Machachu said...

Sounds like a great project! Good luck :D

♡ E.

Am2Pm Chic said...

i love uprising director. all the best for her!!

thank you for the lovely comments. :)




Elle Sees said...

wow! that is so awesome!!

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