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Meet the Filmmaker: Bradley Haag, “Battlerap Galactica”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
BH: It was the easiest way to disappoint my parents at the time.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
BH: You’re going to see a couple of films but only one with a rap battle duo from another planet. It has only screened at the Bug before and I planned to use it to take over the world but I’m not getting very far with that… yet.

Q: What else are you working on?
BH: I just finished another 48 Hour Film that you missed screening because you’re probably reading this after Sunday. If you’re lucky, it’ll screen at the Esquire in September but then you’ll still have to pay for that privilege.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
BH: Does it have to be true? I was born without bones.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
BH: To Hell! Or nebulusvisions.com

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
BH: Yeah, why are you doing this to people? They don’t deserve to be treated like this. I’m thankful you provide a platform for local emerging filmmakers to share their work and get feedback from strangers but subjecting them to Battlerap Galactica is just mean!

Battlerap Galactica will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, August 17th at The Bug Theatre.

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Meet the Filmmaker: Bradley Haag, “365 Day Video Project – 2016”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
BH: It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
BH: You’re going to see 365 2-second video clips from each day of my year in 2016. So far, it can only be seen online and I plan to continue this project through 2017.

Q: What else are you working on?
BH: How much time do you have? While I’m trying to get all my films turned into blu-rays with cool special features, I’m also producing my weekly podcast (Reel Nerds Podcast) and writing the second season of the companion web-series and hoping to lens it over the summer,

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
BH: One weird thing is that we have to perform a human sacrifice before and after each production.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
BH: Nebulusvisions.com mostly has everything I do on it, but if you wanna follow me like a friggin’ stalker, you can keep up via my instagram @nebulusvisions.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
BH: Thank you for accepting experimental video and giving it a platform among traditional films. I hope EFP can help encourage filmmakers to branch out and play with the unconventional.

365 Day Video Project – 2016 will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, March 16th at The Bug Theatre.

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Meet the Filmmaker: Bradley Haag, “Jean Claude Van Damme’s Damn Van”

1929203_97002858123_1011065_nJean Claude Van Damme’s Damn Van | nebulusvisions.com

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
BH: For the opportunity to work with Jean Claude Van Damme! I followed my dream and it actually came true! Couldn’t be happier.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
BH: The much-anticipated action comedy Jean Claude Van Damme’s Damn Van! It premiered at the Bug Theater last November to rave laughter and will screen again very soon. Watch our facebook page and/or go to JCVDDV.com to stay up to date on screening info. My plan is to tour it at elementary schools and give children something to aspire to… like teaming up with Dennis Rodman or exacting vengeance for the death of your wife.

Q: What else are you working on?
BH: I’m putting together bonus features for the blu-ray release of JCVDDV, producing Eileen Agosta’s feature-film Trauma, editing Risa Scott’s short film, planning Season 2 of the Reel Nerds Podshow, publishing a book of photos I took from 2014, printing a JCVDDV-themed Cards Against Humanity deck, planning 3 music videos, and cutting a long-overdue sizzle reel for Nebulus Visions’ 15th anniversary.

I’m also learning how to fight with ninja stars.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
BH: I’ve been told I’m good at taking a stupid idea and making it into something awesome. I don’t think I have any great stories in me, but if you hand me a pile of random junk, I’ll turn it into something cool.

Did I mention Jean Claude Van Damme is “in” this movie?

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
BH: Go to nebulusvisions.com. Or track me down on the street by yelling “SAVE ME, BATMAN!”

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
BH: You made an excellent choice to screen JCVDDV. “If your enemy refuses to be humbled… destroy him.”

Jean Claude Van Damme’s Damn Van will screen January 17th at 9:00 p.m. during EFPalooza 2015 at The Bug Theatre.

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January 2015 Lineup: EFPalooza Film Festival!

The 2015 EFPalooza is a three-day film festival celebrating local independent film as The Emerging Filmmakers Project draws close to screening it’s 100BEST-OF-EFP (1)0th film since it began in 2002. The event will showcase the work of more than 40 local filmmakers, featuring favorites from the last 12 years as well as several EFP premieres.

Filmmakers will be in attendance to take part in a spirited ‘talkback’ with the audience. Hosted by The Emerging Filmmaker’s Project and The Bug Theatre, all proceeds from the event will go towards a great cause – improving the Bug Theatre, an incredible venue and a staple of the Denver independent film community.

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The line up for the 2015 EFPalooza Film Festival includes the following movies:

Thursday – 8:00pm – January 2015 Emerging Filmmakers Project

Trailers for EFPalooza 2015 (04:00)
Being Evel (preview) – Daniel Junge (04:00)
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary (trailer) – Daniel Junge (01:20)
She Dances Free Volume 1 – Jeremiah Zentz (03:41)
A Union Station Symphony – Johnny Morehouse (03:21)
A Game of Numbers – Michael T. Scott (03:24)
Blood – Peter Wigand (11:00)

[intermission]

Monkey – Richard Corso (29:44)

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Friday – 7:00pm – Friday Night Shorts!

The Denver Actor Project – Brad Stabio (23:49)
Square – Lauryn Guerrieri and Ian Kellett (03:26)
Metamorphosis – Alan Wartes (03:21)
Man Gurgles Mouthwash (and Then Dies) – Leon Welling (1:52)

[intermission]

Faith – Lewis Leslie (02:52)
Cannot Be Defied – John McSween (07:59)
Dink – Jamey Hastings (25:09)

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Friday – 9:00pm – Comedy Block!

Jean Claude Van Damme’s Damn Van (trailer) – Bradley Haag (01:29)
Campus Cops – Alex Brisson (08:16)
Middle Age Women Gone Wild – Nancy Fingerhood (5:45)
Don’t Help Me, Help the Bear – Noah Mittman (05:02)
Social Assassin – Michael T. Scott (04:31)
Guns, Drugs, and Synergy – Matty O’Connor (13:00)
Pitch Perfect 237 – Cook St. Productions (06:47)

[intermission]

A Special Presentation by The Nix Bros

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Saturday – 3:00pm – EFP Premieres!

Endless Taiga – Jose-Luis Fernando Rodriguez (22:38)
Interrogation Room 4 – Bree Katz (03:00)
Family Valued – Nathan Westlake (09:44)
Unredeemable – Luke Ostermiller (12:04)
The Silver Moonlight – Evgueni Mlodik (44:21)

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Saturday 5:00pm – Blast from the EFP Past!

Clark’s Edible Cupcake Liners – Wendy Duncan (02:00)
The Low Road, Baby – Mark Roeder (04:00)
SwannLove – Condom Style Denver – Swann Christopher (04:33)
Motorcycles & Mayhem – Sean J.S. Jourdan (09:47)
The Other Raul – Raoul Vehill (10:22)
The Man Who Could – Drai Lloyd (03:24)
String Theory – Sophia Rose, Adrianna Veal and David Quakenbush (03:30)

[intermission]

Web of Lies – Kathryn Gould and Nelson Goforth (10:12)
Memphis Psychosis – Kris Hipps (11:00)
Mom Says – Christine McQuillen (09:00)
Breach – Eileen Agosta (04:59)
Aquaphobia – David Quakenbush (03:12)
Served – Patrick Sheridan (04:09)

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Saturday – 7:00pm – Saturday Evening Shorts!

So Dark the Sky – Kendra Fleischman (03:04)
Eggshells – Eileen Agosta (11:37)
Owen – Jon Berndt and Fanci Berndt (06:21)
The Wolves – Kate Lowell (12:30)

[intermission]

Cockroach – Brian McCulley and John Crockett (00:47)
Paper
– Rich Weimer (01:33)
The Character – Michael Bilker (05:05)
Traveler – Ron Hurley (32:57)

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Saturday – 9:00pm – Closing Night Shorts!

Read Between the Signs – Clayton Garthe (04:36)
Angels of Anbar – Elvis Leon (05:59)
Juice – “Monster” Midian Crosby (04:36)
Mirror, Mirror – Patrick Sheridan (04:35)
Automaton – David Quakenbush (23:00)

[intermission]

Jean Claude Van Damme’s Damn Van – Bradley Haag (40:00)

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Lineup subject to change!

EFPalooza 2015 takes place January 15th, 16th, and 17th at The Bug Theatre (3654 Navajo Street, Denver, CO 80232), with screenings at 8:00 p.m. on January 15th, at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on January 16th, and at 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on January 17th.  Tickets are $5 a block or $10 a day, or a full festival pass can be purchased for $15, and are available online or at the door. To learn more visit the EFP website at www.efpdenver.com and The Bug Theatre’s website at www.bugtheatre.org.

The Bug Theatre and EFPalooza 2015 are supported by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, The Scen3, Patsy’s Inn Italian Restaurant, Pretty Monkeys Media, FreshFilmNews.com, Plan 9 Studios, Twelve Monkeys Dancing Films, Nebulus Visions Multimedia, Monster Makeup FX, Rocket House, LLC Film Acting Academy of Denver, and cool cats everywhere.

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Meet the Filmmaker: Bradley Haag, “The Diary of Anya Frank”

The Diary of Anya Frank | www.nebulusvisions.com

1370264_10151782916913124_52582466_nQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?
BH: For all the free candy.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
BH: The Diary of Anya Frank screened at the 2014 Denver 48 Hour Film Project “Best Of” at the Esquire with 14 other films. It was awarded “Best Use of Line of Dialog” and next I’m preparing it for its BLU-RAY release.

Q: What else are you working on?
BH: What am I NOT working on? Just premiered Jean Claude Van Damme’s Damn Van to the world and looking to tour it before we release it on BLU-RAY and the internets. I also directed the pilot for The 2nd Unit web-series, directed Risa Scott’s short film Survival Instinct which is now in the editing stage, and I’m producing/filming Eileen Agosta’s feature film Trauma. In addition to preparing all my past films for the Nebulus Visions 15th anniversary next year, I’m shooting 2 seconds of video from my day, each day, as an experiment and compiling a photo from each day into a sort-of photo yearbook. Somehow I’m also finding time for pre-production on the second season of “Reel Nerds Podshow”. Oh, that’s reminds me! I also do a podcast each week called Reel Nerds Podcast.

10524276_10152449759428124_8498611581711493545_oQ: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
BH: If you play them backward you’ll hear a recipe for pie.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
BH: They can meet me at the Roostercat for tea, my weeknights are pretty open now. Or just go to nebulusvisions.com to watch my films or browse my portfolio.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
BH: It’s at the Bug Theater! It costs $5 and starts at 7:30!

The Diary of Anya Frank will screen November 20th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.

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January 16th, 2014 Lineup

January 16th at 8:00 p.m. $5

The CharacterMichael Bilker (5:00)
ThunderBolt – Ryan Carroll and Bradley Haag (07:50)
The Devil and The Vagabond – Terrell Lamont and Alicia Cole (11:00)
Occupy – Jim Sea (5:00)

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Ten Past Two Jamey Hastings (05:00)
heer-ohJustin Lewis (12:00)

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November 21st, 2013 Lineup

November 21st at 8:00 p.m. $5

Block 1:

Carrie: The Musical (trailer) Equinox Theatre Company (0:38)
The Unearthly Trailer
Mark Fukae (0:49)
Apple Seeds – Kevin Mohatt (3:59)
The Low Road, Baby – Mark Roeder (4:00)

Block 2:

The Old Tin CanEvan Wiley (6:00)
Reel Nerds Podshow Ep. 3: Rival Podcast – Bradley Haag (10:00)

Block 3:

Lenny C. (trailer) – Kris Hipps (2:00)
Bad Pink – Leon Welling (4:00)
The EdgeAlan Wartes (25:00)

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Meet the Filmmaker: Bradley Haag, “Reel Nerds Podshow S:1 Ep. 2 “Extra-terror-estrial””

“Reel Nerds Podshow S:1 Ep. 2 “Extra-terror-estrial”” | www.nebulusvisions.com

1370264_10151782916913124_52582466_nIt’s been a little over a year since the EFP was introduced to the filmmaking stylings of one Bradley Haag, and since then we’ve been treated to a wide variety of films showcasing his many, many talents. Brad will be bringing the latest in the Reel Nerds Podshow web series to the October EFP. Eileen tracked him down recently to chat with him about his film and the EFP, all while trying to avoid being caught staring at the rusty tools in the backseat of his car.

EA: Why did you become a filmmaker?

BH: I became a filmmaker because the devil told me to.

EA: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?

BH: Reel Nerds Podshow Ep. 2: “Extra-terror-estrial”. It has also screened at Open Screen Night. I plan to finish the 6-episode season and release it on Blu-ray/DVD so I can pass it out on Halloween instead of candy.

EA: What else are you working on?

BH: Currently, I’m finishing the rest of the Reel Nerds web-series and co-producing Eileen Agosta’s feature Trauma. And torturing people in my basement.

EA: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?

BH: My movies might be haunted.

EA: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?

BH: At nebulusvisions.com and at the marble tombstone at the cemetery where the moonlight illuminates the cross so that the vampires stay buried.

EA: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?

BH: Boo! But I mean that in a scary/Halloween themed way. The EFP deserves applause for bringing the filmmaker community together to share and learn from one another.

Reel Nerds Podshow S:1 Ep. 2 “Extra-terror-estrial” will screen October 17th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.

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October 17th, 2013 Lineup

October 17th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. $5

In celebration of the Halloween season, The Emerging Filmmakers Project (EFP) presents a night of scary short movies and trailers!

Parody Rises (trailer) – Alexander Rhodes-Wilmere (2:02)
Divine Intervention (trailer) – Colin Floom (2:26)
Mythica Teaser – Ed Vorhees (1:50)
The Locals – AEC (5:38)

Petrified – John Hartman (11:00)
Reel Nerds Podshow S:1 Ep. 2 “Extra-terror-estrial” Bradley Haag (8:48)
Mirror, Mirror – Patrick Sheridan (4:35)

Don’t Help Me, Help the Bear – Noah Mittman (05:02)
A private screening by John McSween

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September 19th, 2013 Lineup

September 19th at 8:00 p.m. $5

Night of the Living Dead (promo) – Kris Hipps (3:00)
The Aviation Cocktail (trailer) – David Higgins (2:00)
Carry SafePeter Lively (4:00)

Reel Nerds Podshow Episode 1: Gay for RDJBradley Haag (10:45)
A Private Screening – John Hartman (6:00)
City O’CityDenver Open Media (4:15)
Kerouac’s DenverPeter Simon (8:15)
You Don’t Know Me by Lost CaravanDavid Quakenbush (3:15)
South Platte – Gaston Yvorra (14:00)

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