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Meet the Filmmakers: Jamey Hastings & Travis Duncan, “Channeling the Wild”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
Travis: It’s a good way to combine my interest in storytelling, images, and music. If it weren’t for filmmaking, I’d be on the streets flippin’.
Jamey: I like to tell good stories, and filmmaking is the best way I’ve been able to do that, so far. Also, I can’t dance, sing, or ice skate.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
T&J: This is the first public screening of Channeling the Wild. We originally created it for a National Geographic “Let the Wild In” contest, then found out we needed a shorter version for the competition.
We decided to finish this version anyway, because we enjoyed it so much!

Q: What else are you working on?
T&J: Too much! Right now, we’re filming a short horror film Travis wrote called, I Am Awakened. That should be finished early next year.
We also filmed another short documentary in September about the Rocky Mountain Flyathlon, which is a 10 mile run and fly fishing competition. That piece is in post production.
Jamey is also wrapping up an edit of a feature-length documentary about Concrete Couch, the Penrose Library mural project, and the Community Built Association.
We also have loads of footage from Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and a couple segments of the Colorado Trail to do something with eventually!

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
Travis: We’ve never had thoughts that were taboo, improper, or violated social norms (Yay!)
Jamey: What?

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
T&J: You can find You May Clap Productions on Facebook and Twitter, or at www.youmayclap.com.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
T&J: We love this venue! It’s always a fun time with an entertaining crowd. Can’t wait to see the new screen, projector, and sound setup!

Channeling the Wild will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, November 16th 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: Jamey Hastings, “Ten Past Two”

Ten Past Twohttps://www.facebook.com/YouMayClapProductions

Jamey-bwMeet Jamey Hastings.  Jamey is a multi-talented filmmaker who has won several prestigious awards for her producing work at PPLD TV, including a Heartland Emmy in 2012.  Her producing credits include PPLD TV’s “Colorado Cinema Spotlight”, an hour-long show that features the work of a Colorado filmmaker every month.  Eileen recently sat down with Jamey to talk about her short film “Ten Past Two”, which will premiere at the January EFP (which, incidentally, also marks Jamey’s debut screening at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.)

EA: Why did you become a filmmaker?

JH: I was initially drawn to filmmaking after watching a TV show about special effects in the 90’s. That’s originally what I wanted to do, until I went to college and finally met up with indie films, foreign films, and silent films, and realized I loved them even more than the effects driven pieces. I became entranced by good storytelling, and thought I would make documentaries. Then, I directed my first fictional piece, and that changed everything. That’s when I fell in love with directing.

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

JH: This is the premiere of Ten Past Two starring Kendra Buck and Heath Heine. I can’t wait to see the audience response.

EA: What else are you working on?

JH: I’m currently in the final stages of post production on a longer short film, Dink, which is a buddy comedy about a normal guy who finds himself stuck with the power to see people’s future accidents. It should premiere in the next couple of months. I plan on writing several more pieces this year that are under ten minutes. The first one is an ensemble piece inspired by the play, Waiting for Godot. I also have a feature script I’ve been tinkering with that I hope to get drafted out this year.

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

JH: In general, I’m kind of weird. For instance I don’t like spaghetti, and for a while I wouldn’t use forks, which is easier when you don’t eat spaghetti, but still… it was kind of weird. Actually, I still prefer spoons. In my films, I like to tell stories about normal people that have weird things happen to them. That’s kind of my thing. I think I always fantasize about those weird things happening to me, and so its easy for me to put them into a film. Maybe I’ll write something about killer forks one day.

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

JH: You can find me on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/YouMayClapProductions or on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/jameyhastings

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

JH: I love the Emerging Filmmakers Project. I’ve seen so many fantastic films, and met some really cool people, several of them even worked on this project. The monthly event never ceases to inspire me in some way.

Ten Past Two will screen January 16th 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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