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Meet the Filmmaker: Antoine M. Dillard, “Gotta Make It”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
AD: I became a filmmaker because I wanted to tell stories. I wanted to make people, smile, laugh, feel, and be introduced to worlds and perspectives that they’ve never seen or thought about

Q: What are we going to see at EFPalooza? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
AD: You’re going to see part of the journey of Kendall Graham. A film student with exception skill trying to find his place in the film industry. So far it has been screened in Italy and has won a few awards and nominations. Right now it’s on Amazon Prime Video & OpPrime TV streaming services. No other plans than to get in front of as many eyeballs as possible.

Q: What else are you working on?
AD: I just wrapped post-production on Rise of the Avalanche: Revenge from the Shadows https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7327932/reference Currently producing a web series called Long Walks on the Beach https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8788606/reference & writing my first feature film Crazy Weapon 5: Back for the First Time https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8538244/reference

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
AD: lol I’m not sure if it’s a weird thing or not but I try to put easter eggs in all of my films that reference other films I’ve done.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
AD: They can go to my production company website here: http://quantumvisualfx.com/

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about EFPalooza or The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
AD: I think The Emerging Filmmakers Project & EFPalooza are excellent! There aren’t many outlets for independent filmmakers locally in general and I’m so happy that The Emerging Filmmakers Project & EFPalooza exist!

Gotta Make It will screen Saturday, February 23rd at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre as part of the Narrative & Documentary Shorts block during the 2019 EFPalooza Film Festival.

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Meet the Filmmaker: Antoine M. Dillard, “Captain Powerful”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
AD: I became a filmmaker because I wanted to tell stories. I wanted to make people, smile, laugh, feel, and be introduced to worlds and perspectives that they’ve never seen or thought about

Q: What else are you working on?
AD: I just wrapped post-production on Rise of the Avalanche: Revenge from the Shadows https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7327932/reference Currently producing a web series called Long Walks on the Beach https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8788606/reference & writing my first feature film Crazy Weapon 5: Back for the First Time https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8538244/reference

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
AD: You’re going to take a peek into the life of the world’s greatest superhero after he’s suffered a psychotic breakdown, hit rock bottom, and ended up in an insane asylum. It’s never been screen theatrically anywhere, so this will be its debut! Currently, no further plans for the film, although it’s still being considered for festivals taking place as early as February.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
AD: lol I’m not sure if it’s a weird thing or not but I try to put easter eggs in all of my films that reference other films I’ve done.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
AD: They can go to my production company website here: http://quantumvisualfx.com/

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
AD: I think The Emerging Filmmakers Project is excellent! There aren’t many outlets for independent filmmakers locally in general and I’m so happy an organization like this exists so that filmmakers have a platform express themselves through film. I’ve submitted here once before and everyone was just so nice and welcoming that I had to take another shot and submit again. I’ve been a few more times since submitting my last film and the Bug Theater is just a great place for the Emerging Filmmakers Project to take place.

Captain Powerful will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, December 17th at The Bug Theatre.

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Meet the Filmmaker: Antoine M. Dillard, “Gotta Make It”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
AD: I became a filmmaker because I wanted to tell stories. I wanted to make people, smile, laugh, feel, and be introduced to worlds and perspectives that they’ve never seen or thought about

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
AD: You’re going to see part of the journey of Kendall Graham. A film student with exception skill trying to find his place in the film industry. So far it has been screened in Italy and has won a few awards and nominations. Right now it’s on Amazon Prime Video & OpPrime TV streaming services. No other plans than to get in front of as many eyeballs as possible.

Q: What else are you working on?
AD: Right now I’m at the tail end of Rise of the Avalanche: Revenge from the Shadows and developing my first feature film Crazy Weapon 5: Back for the First Time.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
AD: Both films that I’ve released so far have been shot in my home.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
AD: They can go to QuantumVisualFx.com

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
AD: I think The Emerging Filmmakers Project is excellent! There aren’t many outlets for independent filmmakers locally in general and I’m so happy an organization like this exists so that filmmakers have a platform express themselves through film.

Gotta Make It will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, August 15th at The Bug Theatre.