Meet the Filmmakers: Trae Beneck & Avery Troop, “Someone Else’s Shoes”

Q: Why did you become filmmakers?
A: We like making films. 🙂

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
A: You’d be watching our sci-fi horror short, Someone Else’s Shoes. In it we see a world where people can switch bodies for a day. This is the only place it will be screened. We originally planned to send it to festivals, but when it was complete we thought it was not good enough for that. I (Avery) sent it to the Emerging Filmmakers Project as a secret just to see if it was as bad as we thought. We are happy to have been selected. Honesty, Someone Else’s Shoes was just a learning opportunity for us.

Q: What else are you working on?
A: Our next short film, Balloon Party, is currently being edited. We will send this one to festivals across the country and it will be our main debut as filmmakers. We have been working a long time on it. The film is a surrealist horror comedy about a world of balloons were only the main character is human. It can be described as a whimsical fever dream.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
A: This film was made for 0$.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
A: As a group we are pretty obscure. The youtube channel named: “Trae Beneck” has some of Trae’s work and this film on it. When Balloon Party comes out it we might move it to a joint channel we are setting up called “Wasteland of Wonders.” If you email avery.troop@gmail.com I might be interested in working as a writer or an actor for your next project!

Someone Else’s Shoes will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, January 16th at The Bug Theatre.