We had the good fortune of connecting with Martina Marcet and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Martina, what role has risk played in your life or career?
When talking about risks, I feel like some people see them as something scary and they can be. But in my opinion, they are something essential in life in order to move forward and experience things whether good or bad. I for one, would not be doing what I do if I hadn’t taken the risk of moving to another country by myself at the age of 18 to pursue filmmaking. When talking about film, something I’ve always been told, is to not be afraid to take risks and make the movie I want, without being afraid of what others might think. After all, every great movie, has gone through some kind of scrutiny at some point but they wouldn’t be as great or iconic if their creators hadn’t taken the risks of making them.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I guess everything I venture in, in my life is always related to art. My number one thing of course would be film; but nevertheless I’ve realised that if I hadn’t pursued a career in the arts, I have no idea what I would be doing with my life. Today, I find myself trying to get involved in anything and everything related to the artistic. I’ve always enjoyed making films, but these days I find myself more involved in the making of music videos as well as commercials for some big artists and brands both in the U.S and Argentina. After all, you never know where this industry can take you. Of course not everything is always as easy as it seems, if anything Ms. Coronavirus proved us that we should enjoy the moment because you never know when the world might shut down and you won’t be able to step foot on a film set for months. But just like with every struggle in life, you need to try to take something out of it. For me, it was exploring my creativity both in writing new scripts as well as trying to shoot things from home with the elements I had right there with me. In the end, it all came down to challenging myself into what I was able to do with so much free time in my hands and so little resources at home. Now, I don’t know what I would like the world to know about me. But what I do know, is that I want my work to be remembered as something special, as something risky yet fulfilling and if anyone ever talks about me, they’ll know that I wasn’t afraid to show my art in whichever way I decided to. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Of course, I would not be where I am today if I didn’t have my parents support. They were the people that encouraged me to pursue my passion and always supported and cheered for me through every step of the way and in the end, I know they are my biggest fans. Also, I could not have learned or been able to do what I did, if I hadn’t gone to the New York Film Academy where I was taught everything I know about film by the best teachers who also supported my peers and I through everything we did.
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