“ON YOUR RADAR” IS A WEEKLY GRAD FILM NEWS SEGMENT THAT FEATURES A STUDENT PICKED AT RANDOM.
INES GOWLAND IS CURRENTLY A THESIS STUDENT AT GRAD FILM. WE ASKED HER A FEW QUESTIONS AND HERE’S WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY:
Where do you consider home and what is it like there?
I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I grew up in the center of the city and the apartment we lived in was between two hospitals. When I first moved to New York I lived one block away from a fire station, and now I live across the street from one. I guess home is where the sirens are.
What or who is inspiring you right now and why?
I work a lot as a Cinematographer, so my main source of inspiration these days is working with different directors. I like to immerse myself in the films, music and poetry that inspire them; to dive in and understand their thought process and see where each particular story comes from. It also allows me to explore worlds and ideas that aren't my own, which is always fascinating and incredibly instructive.
For my own work, I'm mainly looking into material that will help me prepare for my thesis film, which is set in my favourite place in Argentina, where I spent my most intensely happy childhood days. I already have a location agreement. All is well.
What has been your most rewarding experience at NYU Tisch Grad Film so far?
Definitly, the people. The friendships I made here are the thing that I hope will last well beyond my Tisch years. I found incredible collaborators who make interesting and different work, and I have been proud to grow with them along the years. It also has been amazing to get to know some faculty members, not only for their advice and mentorship but for their incredible support and faith in me. I am a very lucky person.