Meet the Filmmaker: Daniel Crosier, “Camp Crash Episode 1”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
DC: Art is naturally a storytelling instrument. I wanted to be a comic book artist. I became a performance group director with OFM: OdAm fEI mUd, a fight choreographed play about tyranny, with samurai demons, blood canons, aerialists, and live band. I started dabbling in film at this time, and as OFM ended, film was where I wanted to put my efforts. The stage performance occurred over 8 years week in and out, with a giant rotating cast. I wore too many hats. It was delightful. With film, I can get my friends together for a shorter time and have this record of the fun we had on set, telling a story. I love my friends. I love working with them and creating new things.

Q: What are we going to see at EFPalooza? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
DC: You will see a small chapter introducing the world of Camp Crash. The Kids being sent to summer camp after an economic down turn, only to be hijacked by Hagar T Mangtooth (Allan Elijah Cutler), warrior of the wasteland, and camp counselor. It is a crazy weird romp – with a musical number!

I have done some private and public screenings. It has not screened for a film festival. Every thing I have ever submitted to a film fest has never been accepted. Ha! I find that endearing.

EFP is the exception. They have always welcomed me with open arms. For that I am grateful. I think EFP is a fantastic platform. It has helped give voice to local filmmakers, and even launched a few careers.

Q: What else are you working on?
DC: We’re continuing to film Camp Crash. We just shot the second episode. We’ll start planning the third. Finished a script for a horror film featuring The Enigma (X-Files). Working on a couple comic book projects including Stanley Kaiju with writer Elisa Sargent. Even working on a short film with her. We’ve been shooting episodes of Lucha Libre and Laughs through our Cafe Crash collective. I am also helping put together COFOH Colorado Festival of Horror and developing content for that.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
DC: I am weird, therefore they are weird. Making films are weird in general. I once shot a series called the Hole Minute. We did VO of footage of displayed anal beads, nasty socks and moldy fruit. Ryan, my friend and DP nearly hurled from the odor of the makeshift set. It was gross. Never occurred to me to make anything fake on that set.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
DC: Right now you can watch my first feature mickumentary, Isolation Man, on Amazon Prime, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NF87L8Y/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_c_7k4wCbWPMNZ8R?fbclid=IwAR2gI92-X6Y278zdHuerGs0FZfmk4SPBYZWrrMKETfbEANWZe6wWkEtlqho

You can follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cafecrashdenver/

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about EFPalooza or The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
DC: We love you guys. Let’s do more cool shit together! You have always been generous towards my endeavors and my friends. We thank you!

Camp Crash Episode 1 will screen Saturday, February 23rd at 3:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre as part of the Colorado Sneak Peek block during the 2019 EFPalooza Film Festival.