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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


Cockroach – Brian McCulley and John Crockett (00:47)
– 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)


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.


Meet the Filmmaker: Eileen Agosta, “Eggshells”

Eggshells | www.tmdfilms.com

05162013Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?

EA: I should probably have an answer for this question, right? Truth is, I don’t really know. It just kinda gradually happened. When I was younger my friends and I would play around with my dad’s old Magnavox camcorder, a huge beast of a machine that recorded right onto VHS, and shoot lots of goofy videos, scripted and improv. And I shot a Star Wars parody called CAR WARS when I was a senior in high school. But I didn’t really consider doing anything more with it, not at first. I started out as a writer… I wrote a lot in high school and college, mostly short stories and outlines and beginnings of longer pieces, and then when I was in high school I wrote a feature length film script. I went off to college – CSU in Fort Collins (I started out as a biological sciences major, of all things) – and at some point during my second year it occurred to me that perhaps I should try and make that script into a film. I don’t remember how or why, it was just a thought I had that never went away. So I did. I charged the entire thing on credit cards (I do not recommend this), and it turned out about as well as you’d expect a first time film that was written/directed/shot/edited by a first time filmmaker would, which is to say, not very well at all. And I just never stopped. (The making films part. I don’t charge them on credit cards anymore. Seriously, that was a really bad idea. Don’t do it.)

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

EA: Eggshells is a film I wrote “based on a true story” about something I went through a few years ago. It’s something that I made as a way of “closing the door”, so to speak, on that chapter of my life.

This one is personal… more so than anything I’ve ever made before. I’m equal parts excited and terrified to share it.

Eggshells won the August 2014 Open Screen Night, and I plan to submit it to film festivals eventually, once I get through it’s EFP screening!

Q: What else are you working on?

EA: I’m still trucking away in production on Trauma. And I recently helped produce a little film you may have heard of called Jean Claude Van Damme’s Damn Van, which makes it’s damn return to The Bug Theatre in January! I’m also working on a promotional video for the fantastic Bug Theatre, which will premiere at EFPalooza 2015 in January, and I’ve got a little short that I’m thinking about making early next year.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you or your movies.

EA: My cat appears in them – a lot. And all of my shorts have an easter egg from a previous film in them.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you?

EA: My website – www.tmdfilms.com – has information and links to watch all of my previous short films. I’m also on Twitter and Facebook – @eileenagosta on both. And TMDFilms has it’s own Twitter and Facebook pages, too.

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

EA: Discovering The Emerging Filmmakers Project and The Bug Theatre changed my life. True story. I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of these two amazing organizations. If you’re local and you like and/or make films and you haven’t been there you’re missing out.  Seriously.

Eggshells will screen December 18th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.



Text-a-Saurus: The First Monday of every month!


That’s right, it’s the only comedy show that ASKS you to text during the show. And our mighty dino-hunters will spin your texts into comedy gold. The lineup changes every month, but it’s always hosted by funny-man Deacon Gray!

You MUST check out the show that’s recommended by 5280, The Westword, and the Denver Post. The Comedy Buffet calls it, “Innovative and dangerous.” And CBS4 says, “Unlike anything you’ve seen before.”

First Monday of every month
8:00p.m.; $5

Only at The Bug Theatre
3654 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-5977

A promo for Text-a-Saurus will screen February 20th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.


February 20th, 2014 Lineup

February 20th at 8:00p.m. $5

Text-a-Saurus Promo – Eileen Agosta (03:37)
Killing Time
 – Jane Mora (01:00)
Love Letters – David Quakenbush (03:00)
I Do – Patrick Friedauer (06:30)
Anastasia & Eugene´s Lovestory – Guillermo Roques (11:50)
Read Between the Signs – Clayton Garthe (05:00)
Love to Hate – The Nix Bros (5:47)

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August 15th, 2013 Lineup

August 15th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. $5

A Sneak Peek at Colorado Independent Women of Film
Independence Day (trailer) (2:00) – Margaret Norwood
Mom Says (Part One) (2:00) – Christine McQuillen
Sarah and the Meanies Red Rocks Ampitheatre 2013 (3:00) – Drai Lloyd
Trauma (preview) (1:00) – Eileen Agosta
Memphis Psychosis (11:00) – Kris Hipps

EFP Program One
Your Own Medicine – Behind The Scenes (11:00) by Noah Rowland Mittman
Your Own Medicine – One Man Show (music video) (4:56) by Eyal Fill Filkovsky

EFP Program Two
Reign of the Vampire (teaser) (3:55) – Jimmy Lee Combs
The Good Neighbor (19:45) – Ted Cox (with Heath Heine)

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February 21st, 2013 Lineup

February 21st at 8:00 p.m. $5

Served by Patrick Sheridan (4:08)
Mine to Keep (trailer) by Justin Christenson (2:00)
Grown by Lauren Enberg (5:55)
Goodbye Jack by Peter Wigand (10:00)
Unfriend Forever (music video) by Peter Lively (3:47)
Dear Ted by Eileen Agosta (5:30)
Two Semesters of Psychology by Chris Weigand (3:00)
Misogyny (trailer) by Bob Berg (2:00)
SwannLove – Condom Style Denver by Swann Christopher (4:33)

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October 18th, 2012 Lineup

October 18th at 8:00 p.m. $5

An American Terror (trailer) by Haylar Garcia (1:15)
Trauma (trailer) by Eileen Agosta (2:00)
WORM by David Quakenbush (9:30)
Aquaphobia by David Quakenbush (3:00)
Busted by Jesse Gray (8:44)
The Music Box by Lewis Leslie (6:30)
It’s Done by Eva Geisness (4:00)
ElevenOone by Will Kingston and A.J. Koch (7:30)