Exclusive interview with Isaac Ballesteros Barba – Screenwriter
Isaac Ballesteros Barba is an award-winning screenwriter with over 250 official selections (Including; award winner, finalist, and semi-finalist status) in several different film festivals across the world. Some of his most notable accolades include 2022 Semi-Finalist at Flicker’s Rhode Island, 2022 Finalist at Manhattan Film Festival, and 2020 Quarter-Finalist at Nashville to mention a few. He also has four books written in Spanish which can be found on Amazon Kindle. He has experience as a film critic, columnist, and social media manager. As a writer, He has been selected for festivals where some of his work will be published in two different independent books in Latin America. He has experience as an assistant director for short films and music videos as well as a gaffer and grip. Currently, Isaac Ballesteros Barba is working on producing a short film and with luck self-producing his first feature film, as well as trying to find producers and directors to collaborate.
2023 seems like a promising year!
NY Glam: What projects are you currently working on?
Currently, I am working on producing a short film and with luck self-producing my first feature film, as well as trying to find producers and directors to collaborate.
NY Glam: As a screenwriter, what is the most important aspect of building a character?
For me is giving them flaws right at the beginning as they work to fix those flaws or become comfortable. You have to make your character interesting in circumstances that challenges your creativity just as much as it will challenge the characters.
NY Glam: Top 3 favorite projects that you have been involved in?
Nuclear Beauty – A short film I self shot with a low budget.
Karam, A Writer’s Story – Feature film I am working on.
Tucker The Tailor – A short film.
NY Glam: Do you express yourself creatively in any other ways?
Yes, I like to draw, do silly stuff on Instagram, I create my own posters, write poems and fiction.
NY Glam: What advice would you give to someone who wants to have a career in filmmaking?
Start writing and don;t wait for anyone to give you an opportunity, create it yourself. That has been my take on this last year.
NY Glam: What can we expect from you in this actual year?
If everything goes according to plan, I will have a short film produced early in the spring and I will self produce my first feature as a writer and actor. Script is done and we are working on the rest of pre-production.
NY Glam: Where can everyone keep up with you to learn more? …social media…website