Pavan Moondi :: Keep Art Alive :: 10 Questions Project


Pavan Moondi :: Keep Art Alive :: 10 Questions Project

  1. What music (or other art form) inspires you when you create your art?

I generally create a very short playlist of 4-5 songs and listen to them on repeat while writing (sometimes looping a single song over and over again). Usually they’re either songs that inspire a strong emotion that I’m trying to capture within the film – and often, they end up in the film. For scenes that aren’t particularly emotionally significant I’ll generally stick to instrumental music – random Jazz, Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky – because it’s hard to write dialogue when you know the lyrics of the music you’re listening to.   

  1. Long distance road trip: what three people do you invite along (fictional or non-fictional, dead or alive)? 

Three strangers I can get to know on the drive.  

Editor’s note: The most unique answer given thus far in this project, although my first thought is “Strangers on a Train“.

  1. What is your favorite breakfast cereal?

Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Haven’t eaten it in years, though. 

  1. What is one thing that is hanging on your bedroom wall?

Edward Hopper’s “New York Movie”. 

  1. What smell/scent evokes strong memories for you?

When I smell movie popcorn I think of working at a movie theatre in college. Had some fun times at that place. It has since been demolished. 

  1. Coffee or tea?

I’ll usually consume both on a daily basis. Tea at home and coffee when I’m out. 

  1. What has been the most impactful compliment, or criticism, you have ever received?

I’m usually most motivated to succeed by negativity directed my way, but I also try to quickly forget/suppress the specifics, so I couldn’t tell you. 

  1. Three words that describe you?

resourceful; neurotic; driven.

  1. What is/was your cartoon character crush?

Gadget from Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers. What a babe. 

10. The world is ending in ten minutes and you get to listen to one, and only one, song: Which song?
any July Talk song 🙂

Here’s one…

The Garden :: July Talk

Pavan is the writer/director of the amazing film Diamond Tongues (see review here), starring Leah Fay Goldstein (also of July Talk, see above), which I had the privilege of seeing last week. He’s also worked on the TV Series The Seventh Art, as well as the film, Everyday is Like Sunday.
Information, and updates of showings and VOD airings for Diamond Tongues can be found here, or on their Facebook. You can also follow Pavan on Twitter here.

I want to thank Pavan Moondi, for participating in the Keep Art Alive: 10 Questions Project.

Please remember to support the art and artists you enjoy and discover – be a part of what KEEPS ART ALIVE by going to shows, buying what you can, and supporting and promoting what you love. ALWAYS.


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