A few words with...Winston DeGiobbi

We asked Nova Scotian filmmaker Winston DeGiobbi a few questions about his filmmaking style and taste. He'll also be in Halifax to answer your questions after his feature film, Mass for Shut-Ins, on June 9 at 9 pm.

Describe your filmmaking style in 3-5 words. 

A bite from a horsefly.

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Current film trend that you love/hate.

The whole 3D thing is annoying and I'm sure it will die out soon.

What are your desert island films? 

Texas Chainsaw Massacre ('74), Star 80, A Woman Under the Influence

If you could play any part in any film, which would it be? 

A failed hustler like Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy.

If you didn't have a career in film, what other types of work/art would you pursue? 

Tugboat captain.

Other filmmakers that inspire/influence you, living or deceased.

Russ Meyer (rip) and John Cassavetes (rip) 

Winston DeGiobbi is a self taught filmmaker from New Waterford, NS. Collaborating with extended family and friends who serve as both cast and crew, his films often blur the line between fiction and nonfiction. Several of his shorts have screened at the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival as well as the Festival of Moving Image in Winnipeg and festival du nouveau Cinema. His first feature Mass for Shut-Ins had its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival and went on to be shortlisted for the DGC Discovery Award.  

Winston’s film, Mass for Shut-Ins, will screen at HIFF on Saturday, June 9 at 9 pm.