VENTS caught up with producer Charlotte Hendrickx to talk making movies in the entertainment capital of the world.
Hey Charlotte! Welcome to VENTS. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us. Before we talk filmmaking, movies, awards, and more – tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi, I am indeed Charlotte Hendrickx, a happy twenty-something actress | producer | creator. Born and raised in Belgium, a small, fine country in Europe. In 2017 I spread my wings and landed in Hollywood where I am currently having an amazing time in the entertainment industry. It makes me happy every day!
Congratulations of all your incredible achievements. Tell us about the movie ‘Enough.’
I actually joined in very last minute. Fabrizio Daniele, a good friend of mine had written this script and was looking to shoot it. He called me to ask if I wanted to take care of production. I knew he was good story-writer, so I didn’t hesitate, and it turned out to be a fantastic result that deservedly won awards! “Enough” is a story about a young actress struggling with self-doubt. An aspect that is recognizable to everyone. What makes me so proud to be involved in this project is that it shows how we treat ourselves with so little kindness at times.
What do you want people to take away from the film?
Sometimes we are too hard on our own selves. We talk to ourselves in a way that we would never talk to other people. This film really shows the effects it can have. I hope that people will watch this movie and realize that it’s okay to be nicer to themselves!
You have worked on several movies. Which has been your favorite and why?
That’s a good question. I think right now my favorite one would be “Heated”. It was my directing debut. Very challenging but I learned so much from it. I love exploring new territory in the industry and in fact I was able to do that with “Heated”. It was nice to have a team who trusted me with their story and allowed me to do it my way.
If you could re-create one movie, what would it be and why?
I don’t know if there’s any movie I would want to re-create. If I loved the movie, I wouldn’t want to touch and make a bad version of it… If I didn’t like the movie there’s a reason, why! Sure, I could try to make it into something else, but I much rather find a new and fresh story. Why create something ‘new’, only to have people compare it with the other version of the same story?
Nowadays there’s a lot of remakes and they’re not always necessarily better than the previous. There are so many untold stories. If I ever got the offer to do a re-make of a story I would keep the bone structure of the story but redirect the rest as different as possible.
What do you have coming up next?
I have a couple of really exciting international projects lined up… We’ll just have to wait and see!
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