Meet the Filmmaker: Johnny Yager, “The Alpha Book”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
JY: I became a filmmaker because I love film, I love writing stories and I only have one life to live, so what the hell? I also love the soap opera, “One Life to Live”. Just kidding, I’m a “Days” man.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
JY: You’re going to see, “The Alpha Book”. It’s a student film that my girlfriend Cindy and I put together in 2 days because I fudged the audio on my final project. The 2 days thing might seem like scapegoating, but I think that this probably turned out better than the other story. It’s a heck of a lot less convoluted. You can probably tell that we were fighting daylight at the end.

Q: What else are you working on?
JY: I’m working on a tv pilot called “Rock Fight”, a short Horror Film called “Javelin” and finals for directors workshop. I’m a writing and directing major at Colorado Film School.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
JY: I saw the film, “The Crying Game”, in the theater when I was really young, with my mom. She didn’t know what it was really about before we went. We’re finally ok with talking about it now.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
JY: On Vimeo. Just search Johnny Yager. I’ll have more stuff up as soon as it’s finished.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
JY: Thanks for doing this! It’s good to know that there is community for filmmaking in Denver. The atmosphere is a lot more fun and interactive than I expected. Not that I was expecting anything bland.

The Alpha Book will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, November 17th, 2022 at The Bug Theatre.