Can you tell us a little about yourself?
We are Lukas Bruns (Germany), Alina Frieske (Germany) and Ilse Cuevas (México) an interdisciplinary team from the visual communication department of Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design.
We possess an enormous passion for storytelling, film, graphic and photography. Together we are working on a film called „Wind Spiele“.
“Wind Spiele” is inspired on the conflict about being oneself or being what other people want you to be. The film – that provides a beautiful visual language that speaks directly to the heart – is about the decision of a young passionate dancer to dedicate her life to dance or to follow her father ‘s wish to study and get a regular job. It’s about taking position between the fulfillment of dreams or the need for security; its about finding your own way beside perfection and high expectations.
The premiere of Wind Spiele will be on the 17th of February in Lumière Cinema Maastricht.
What would you consider your distinctive achievement?
Our achievement so far, can be described in the collaboration around our project. It is fascinating for us to see how many professionals from within completely different fields are willing to support us. We all are coming from different countries and we have been brought up differently, this is where the beauty of our project relies.
We have found the way to come together, work towards one objective and translated it in different medium. From a starting group of three we grew to a bigger team and we are constantly involving more people. For us this is the biggest achievement of the project and we hope to reach a lot of more people when the film will be finished. We are extremely happy about this development.
What are you looking forward to?
As students in the field of the arts, we understand that through time, generations change and that eventually a way of thinking and behaving might end. It is part of our reality. However, while some simply accept this change, we believe hard work, perseverance and determination will always be the way to success. To us, true reality is to strive to push our boundaries to become more than what we were yesterday. This is the blueprint to our society and should be the model for today and future generations. We are looking forward to new beginnings, new paths, new opportunities and new challenges.
Which advice would you give to the young professionals?
As we all have dreams while growing up and we all want to follow our passion.
Why giving up on them?
The best advice we have received was to be persistent, don’t take a no for answer and keep fighting for what you believe in. Never leave the learning path, keep developing yourself and be prepare for a lot of sacrifices. Do not limit yourself to your own imagination because life will bring you more to what you have possible imagined. Know yourself, know your limitations, know who you are, dream big, dream like crazy and stop fighting your heart and start fighting for your heart with all your grace and courage.
What are the challenges that we need to overcome to make cultural entrepreneurship more accessible?
There are so many possibilities and so many interesting people out there. Sometimes the only problem is that we don’t take the time to know about each other, even though we might live next to each other. The project showed us that great things can happen when we connect with each other. We should explore the world of possibilities that is presented to us by enhancing our network to inspire others that share the same passion as us.