We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrii Lantukh and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrii, what makes you happy? Why?
I think in the end of the day, it always comes down to this question.
For me, I’d say it’s the moment I get inspired. It could be anything, really. But the pure inspiration is always another person. Someone who’s been around you or someone you just met while walking down the street on the Friday night.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I love experimenting with everything I do. It creates an artistic freedom and just makes everything more fun. I love exploring cultures and languages. I love accents! I try to dig out as much as possible from what’s surrounding me and what I love. Then I put all that together, stir it up and capture inside the camera. However, setting stories in reality is never really enough for me. That’s why I do like to twist the world I set up in my films. Either it’d be a character or a situation that just a tiny bit unreal and wouldn’t exist in a real world otherwise.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh! I know the perfect place. Horchateria, a little cafe, in San Fernando. They’ve got horchata ice cream. Plus you can add caramel or strawberry on top or modify it however you like. The ice cream also comes with two churros. Can you imagine that? This world wouldn’t be the same without Horchateria.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Me and my friend Luis Quijano shot a feature film together a year ago. It’s something I’ve been working on for a while but the project never really got off the ground. But I’m fortunate to have someone like him by my side. Not only he helped me to make our first feature film together but he also starred in it along myself.
I love that this crazy experience that I went through is shared with him.