Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
ML: I’ve wanted to be a filmmaker for as long as I can remember. I always wanted to tell stories, and at a certain age I realized that just getting out the camera and shooting stuff was the easiest way to do that.
Q: What are we going to see at the Film Novella & Feature Fest? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
ML: Binge is a short film that we made over the course of last summer. While working on it we would tend to watch a lot of David Lynch movies and The Twilight Zone, so those inspirations sort’ve came out in this short film. It was filmed in New York, and we haven’t screened it anywhere yet, given that a lot of our time has been spent moving to Denver. We’ve only been here in Denver for the last month actually, so its exciting to already be getting into festivals around here.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
ML: Not sure if this would be considered weird but we tend to work with a very small crew when it comes to our movies. There are four people in this movie, and these four people are the only ones who worked on the film. We all act, and some of us also create the score while others edit and others write, but it’s all just us.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
ML: To see more of our work you can go to our Youtube channel: Hyadaga Films. Here you can see the music videos, films, and documentaries that we’ve created over the course of the last four years or so.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
ML: While we haven’t gotten a chance to experience The Emerging Filmmakers Project yet, we’re excited to get involved. We see this is as a great opportunity to get our work seen and to hopefully collaborate with other filmmakers and actors!
Binge will screen November 20th at 6:00 p.m. during 2016 Film Novella & Feature Fest at The Bug Theatre.