An insightful interview with international screenwriter and producer, Eva G. Szigriszt about her future and present projects.
Please introduce yourself to the readers:
I am Eva G. Szigriszt and I came to Los Angeles two years ago. I am a screenwriter and a producer of scripted content.
How and when did you first get into performing?
In Spain I worked for 5 years as the Executive Assistant to Alberto Gonzalez Vergel — Director of the Spanish National Theater and over 500 theatrical adaptations for the Spanish National TV Channel. My work was in development mostly and years after we created a production company, ESKENE, we produced several projects together.
Who were some of your biggest inspirations?
To be honest, Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood. Lately , Spike Jonze has earned a piece of my podium. Have you seen "Her"?
What kind have training have you done?
I've studied screenwriting. But before, I did some years in the Liberal Arts Faculty of Madrid, and an Animation program focused in directing animated movies. But more importantly, thanks to my thesis script "Miharu" I got to study Filmmaking here in L.A. with a scholarship. This is what started all this.
What has been your favorite project so far?
Probably, the adaptation for the screenplay "TIESTES" the classical play that inspired "Titus Andronicus" of Shakespeare. This is the original, and it's powerful. I've done an adpatation set in a close future in the States (even though the play happens in Greece (1250 B.C )
What projects do you have coming up?
I partnered with Jessica Franz who runs Triple Threat Pictures here in Los Angeles, and we are in development of a great TV show called "Wild Kat" that is the perfect mixture between the film 'Juno' and the HBO TV show 'Girls'. We are very excited to start pitching it and we believe it is going to be a huge success. Besides that, I just finished the English adaptation of "Miharu" (my thesis script) and I am planning to produce it in the coming years.
What are your plans for the future?
I plan on making movies. That's my dream and my ultimate goal.
What is your advice to aspiring filmmakers?
To shoot movies as much as possible. Nowadays, it's so reachable and easy to find the way to shoot shorts, that it's a crime not to take advantage of that! It's, in my opinion, the only way to get good as fast as possible.