Meet the Filmmaker: James Schuler, “NUUURRRSE!!!”


Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?

JS: Because I love to watch & learn magic tricks & illusions, & I think of movies as an elaborate magic show – you know what you’re seeing isn’t real but you enjoy watching the magician make you believe it. I enjoy watching a show and wondering – how’d they do that?! 

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? 

JS: This was my most serious attempt at making a film up to that time. What you will see is a learning curve 😉
Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
Only at CFS where I’m enrolled in the certificate program. 

Q: What else are you working on?

JS:  Currently wrapped up production and am in post on a dramedy short titled LADDERS about an old man who breaks his leg & has to rely on his readily-distracted grandson; what he has to teach about climbing the corporate ladder and what he still needs to learn. 

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

JS: I’m attempting to start a new career in my late 40s. I dreamed of being a filmmaker my whole life and finally couldn’t stand just dreaming about it any longer. 

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

JS: My company is Nitchy Pictures & the website is NitchyPics.com

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

JS: What an awesome opportunity the EFP provides to new filmmakers! Grateful for your vision!
“NUUURRRSE!!!” screens at the November 2016 Emerging Filmmakers Project.