An Interview With Lindsei Barros:A Passionate Storyteller

Hello Lindsei! Welcome! Could you tell us a bit about yourself? Give us a brief introduction!

I am creative in advertising during the day and a movie director and screenwriter at night. I have been living this double life for quite some time now in New York City. Here, I met my best mates and created the female-only collective called Salt Films NYC. Last year, we debuted our first short – “Home” with hopes to change how people perceive mental illness once and for all. This year, I wrote Last Seen with co-writer and producer Andreina Carvo. It is a film about the emotional weathering of having to say goodbye in the pandemic era.

Where are you located?

New York

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What is a quote that summarizes everything you’re about as a filmmaker?

“The heart is always the last one to leave the fight.” Unknown

What inspired you to start creating films?

The love and passion about telling stories and what they can do to people. How they make you think differently. How stories leave an impression on you. Also how we keep coming back to them and reciting them over and over again. It’s about legacy. The purest way to leave your mark in this world.

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Who most inspires/influences you currently and why?

Everything inspires me. Part of being an artist, it’s the ability to draw inspiration from everything surrounding you. A single drop of water can become a story about perseverance. But I guess the people around me (friends, family, acquaintances) trigger my imagination in innumerable ways. I appreciate them.

What is your favorite film of all time?

The NeverEnding Story

As a creator, what do you find to be the thing that most drives you?

Personally, I have an urge to tell people stories and entertain them. I want to see their opinions, I want to make them laugh and cry. I want people to navigate through the emotions of a character, the same the character does. The emotion, their opinions, their ability to abstract themselves from reality through a film, fill me with motivation and drive to keep going.

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What is your absolute dream in life?

To be able to never stop dreaming.

What’s your most recent project?

√√ Last Seen

What is your role(s) in the film?


Who is the director & who is the writer?

Lindsei Barros – Director
Andreina Carvo – Writer

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What is the film’s genre?


What is your film’s logline?

A young immigrant replays her dad’s last message over and over again. An ode to the remote pandemic-goodbyes.

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What inspired you in how you went about this project?

Close friend’s stories and the current world’s situation.

What was the most difficult part in the process of working on this film? How did you overcome it?

Having to shoot, direct, produce, edit, grade, and score it myself.

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What was the most fun portion of this entire production?

Creating something together with a friend and the amazingly positive response of this short.

What is the single greatest lesson you learned along the creation of this particular project?

That the pandemic hurts people from every side of the virus.

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We’re so glad to have you involved in The Film Festival Network. Do you have anything else you’d like to say before we wrap up?

Thank you for the opportunity and let’s keep telling stories.

Thank you so much for being a part of The Film Festival Network Community, Lindsei! We can’t wait to see what you do next.

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