In this Q&A with editor Pamela Tapia, filmmaker Bonita Tindle talks about her experiences as the only female filmmaker at Mack (so far), her travels, her challenges and the themes that she plumbs.
Q: How many films have your made?
A: I began making films in 10th grade. I experimented with acid and math, which made me forget things and gave me stinky breath.
Q: What inspires you?
A: I saw a fat guy bending over and saw his butt crack, which inspired me to make a video about “Dancing Robots.”
Q: What will you miss about Mack?
A: I will miss the hos and the man-whores.
Q: What was your biggest challenge?
A: Carrying around 120 pounds of equipment on BART, boom lights, tripods and cameras.
Q: Did your mom ever drop you on your head?
A: On several occasions. My favorite fall was down the stairs. Why do you think I’m an artist?