Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
EC: Ever since I was a kid I’ve been intrigued by the process of taking stories from books or scripts or even just ideas, and bringing them to life on the screen.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
EC: We will be screening the trailer for Oleander The Series, starring Luba Bocian. It is an edgy, sexy, spy-thriller. We shot this project in anamorphic widescreen, which is a task, but I think that the cinematic look and feel are totally worth it. The first two episodes are done and are viewable on youtube. This is the first theatrical screening of the trailer. We are going to keep working on the series, and working to build an audience.
Q: What else are you working on?
EC: My production partner, Wendy Winterbourne, and I have several projects in the works, including an anthology series, a short film, and two documentaries. We are also currently in the process of packaging some projects for production next year. And we are gearing up to start production on a supernatural thriller feature film this summer (August 2015).
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
EC: I frequently write a shooting script or block a scene around a single, killer, must-have “money-shot”. More often than not, that shot doesn’t make it into the final cut of the film.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
EC: www.oleandertheseries.com, www.thelakethemovie.com
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
EC: The EFP is one of the happiest places in Denver. I always look forward to seeing great indie cinema, meeting up with old friends, and making new ones.
“Oleander Trailer” will be screening on July 16th at the Emerging Filmmaker’s Project.