IFFBoston Interview: Imagine Kolle 37

As part of my coverage of Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) 2017, I interviewed Sabrina Zanella-Foresi about editing the hybrid short film Imagine Kolle 37, which plays at IFFBoston 2017 as part of the Shorts: D=Delta: Documentary lineup. The documentary, which is directed by NewEnglandFilm.com’s Publisher/Founder Michele Meek and co-produced by Elizabeth Donius documents a place where kids can play without the supervision of their parents. It’s inspired by an adventure playground in Berlin, Germany, where children can build their own huts, make fires, use tools, garden, work with animals, or just play. Meek and Donius take viewers on a whimsical, sometimes animated tour of the space, chronicling the games played by two girls (one played by Meek’s daughter), who imagine a visit to the playground.

I interviewed the film’s editor Sabrina Zanella-Foresi about why she took a break from feature-length documentaries to work on Imagine Kolle 37,  how she put herself inside her own kids’ minds to edit it, and how working in television has expanded her skills as an editor.

Read the full piece here.

Evan Crean

Hello! My name is Evan Crean. By day I work for a marketing agency, but by night, I’m a film critic based in Boston, MA who has been at it since 2009. I have written hundreds of movie reviews and celebrity interviews for Starpulse.com. I have also contributed pieces to NewEnglandFilm.com. In addition to publishing short form work, I am a co-author of the book Your ’80s Movie Guide to Better Living, which is available on CreateSpace and Amazon. On top of writing, I co-host and edit the weekly film podcast Spoilerpiece Theatre with two other Boston film critics. I’m a founding member and the current treasurer for the Boston Online Film Critics Association as well. Lastly, I’m the marketing director and a contributor to Boston Reel, a site dedicated to Boston’s independent film culture. Have any questions or comments about my work? Please feel free to email me (Evan Crean) at: ecrean AT reelrecon DOT COM .