Interview at The Daily Grindhouse


Sweetback (SB): You’ve been very active in film-making over the past five years, starting with a series of shorts. Your recent projects have been edging towards feature length – with CLAUDIA QUI breaking the hour mark. Do you see yourself continuing to continue to switch between longer and shorter pieces, or are you focused mainly on features at this point?

Tonjia Atomic (TA): I have a few ideas for projects in the near future and they are of various lengths. I have plans for a few features and a few shorts. I do have more of an affinity for feature projects because of the nature of a longer piece. You can tell more of a story and get to know the characters better. You can immerse yourself into a whole world in a way that you can’t with a short film.

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About Author

Tonjia Atomic is an award-winning filmmaker, actress, musician, jeweler, and freelance writer. Her films include Plain Devil, Walking to Linas, Claudia Qui, and the Raw Meat series. Her writing has been featured in several online and print magazines. She's in the bands Duet To-It, Huh-Uh, and Filthy Issue. Tonjia is also a martial artist. She has spent several years training in Jeet Kune Do with Taky and Andy Kimura at the the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute of Seattle.

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