Inventing a Laugh is an American short film from 2015, represented in the Cannes Short Film Catalogue this year, read our interview with the director Carolina Mejia.
Carolina Meija

Carolina Mejia

What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story?

My film is about an inventor who makes a machine to make people laugh but when the machine breaks, he has to find a new way to make his brother-in-law happy or he will have to move away. The main topics raised by this story are machines, happiness, friendship and family.

Who is the target audience of your film?

The target audience for this film is kids from 6 to 13 years old who like to create with building blocks or just watch comedies and laugh.

Why did you decided to submit your short film to the Short Film Corner?
We decided to summit it to show the film to a bigger audience because we think it’s important to show such a message and it is also a comedy so we wanted to make as many people laugh as possible. Having the film in the Short Corner at Cannes gives us the chance also to come to the festival as and talk to many people involved in the film industry giving us the opportunity to network for future projects.
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You can find the growing list of interviews of the Short Film Q&A from Cannes, here: http://www.daazo.com/cannes2016qa/info