Ira Farmer's Interesting Take On Family Ties
Updated: Jan 24
Ira Farmer has worked in cable TV as a camera operator and technical director in theater as a stage manager and director, he spent fifteen years in post-production as a director of operations, in all this time he has worked on a number of film projects in every position from PA to director. Family Ties is the second short film he has written, produced and directed.
We thought up catching up with him, a man of few words, his answers were prosaic.
After Hour: What kind of stories do you believe in telling as a film-maker?
Ira Farmer: Stories that are true.
After Hour: Is there a dream project that you are working on or would like to work on in the future?
Ira Farmer: Yes, the subject is homelessness and how mental health is affected by it.
After Hour: What kind of message do you like to give through your films?
Ira Farmer: That, life isn't always fair and it doesn't always have a happy ending.
After Hour: What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
Ira Farmer: Couple of tours in Vietnam.
After Hour: What do you think is the most important aspect of film-making?
Ira Farmer: Being able to tell your story your way.
After Hour: What aspect of film-making do you enjoy the most?
Ira Farmer: Writing, directing and editing, all three of them.