Something Old Something New is about a once successful love songwriter tries to save her career while falling for her cousin's fiancé.
The film is directed by Christina Babinsack. It was our pleasure to interview her.
What was the inspiration behind the making of your film?
I wanted to make a comedy right now because I think so many of us need it and need to laugh and just forget the cares of the world.
What is the most challenging aspect of working in this genre?
The most challenging was finding the right actors to be able to come in and be funny, and I lucked out with finding some amazing actors who were not only funny but had great chemistry as well.
When did you realize that you wanted to work in media and make films and what was the first film project that you created as a director?
I knew it from the time I was very young. At the age of 12 I was putting together neighborhood shows and shooting SNL type skits.
How did you choose the cast and the crew of the film and what was the most challenging aspect of production?
I searched talent agencies within a 200 mile radius of Pittsburgh, which is where the film was shot. They all submitted via video audition because of covid. That was one of the most challenging things. Because of covid, we did all auditions via video instead of in person. Shooting it was challenging with the heat and wearing masks, but it worked out and we had a great group of people...cast and crew.
What genre of filmmaking fascinates you as a director and which genres do you prefer to work on?
I prefer comedy and drama because that's what's real. We all have that in our lives and to express it in the cinema is a beautiful thing.
How can cinema change the world and have an impact on society?
Cinema can make people realize that they're not alone...that other people feel the way they feel and have gone through similar things. It can distract you from your problems and make you laugh and relax for a while. That's very important.
What is your next film project as a director?
My next project is in development right now. It's a biopic/drama about the life of Roger Rodas, the driver in the Paul Walker car crash.