Meet the Filmmaker: Eric Schlelein, “Tuesday, 1230pm”

EFP: Why did you become a filmmaker?
ES: It’s something I’ve always had a very keen interest in. I love to create and tell stories, and film is such an interesting and creative medium for storytelling.

EFP: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
ES: This is a first time swing at the world of filmmaking. During this process I learned a ton about filmmaking and am anxious to put what I’ve learned to use on the next project. I’ve shown it to a couple of family and friends, but nothing on this scope. Right now, there are no plans for it, but to use it as a jumping-off point for the next… and the next… and the next… 

EFP: What else are you working on?
ES: I’ve always got irons in the fire. I’ve got several screenplays and novels written (nothing published), and I would love to network and collaborate with other filmmakers to see these things come to life!

EFP: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
ES: Weird? I don’t know. I think the whole process of pulling images out of your brain and connecting them into a story is a pretty weird thing. I think my eclectic taste in stories has greatly informed my (sometimes) unique approach to storytelling.

EFP: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
ES: Social Media is the worst thing to happen to humanity, full stop. I’m happy to talk to people, but I prefer email or face-to-face greetings. 

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

ES: I’ve been to a few events, and I think this kind of thing is nothing but good. Cheers to the organizers who keep this important work going!

Tuesday, 1230pm will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, March 16th, 2023 at The Bug Theatre.