Meet the Filmmaker: Kate Lowell, “The Battle”

The Battlehttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm5644019/

532683_163460457150427_1034368496_nQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?
KL: I became a filmmaker because moviemaking is the most intimidating thing to me. There’s so much that goes into it. Nothing gives me a sense of accomplishment more than hitting the export button on a film filled with sweat, blood, and tears. Let’s face it, filmmaking is hard work! It’s a love/hate relationship for sure.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
KL: You’re going to see the best worst Valentine’s Day film ever. This project is the epitome of self-indulgent filmmaking. It was purely for fun, because why not! Patrick approached me a few months back and challenged me to make a comedic and totally inappropriate Valentine’s Day film specifically made to screen at the February EFP. So here it is!

Q: What else are you working on?
KL: This film above all has made me realize that I love producing. I had always thought directing was my thing, but no longer. Producing is where it’s at! Pre-pro is where the magic of film happens for me! I’m currently trying to get on as many people’s projects as possible to intern as a producer and production manager.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
KL: Add me on Facebook! I’m constantly posting updates about my work. Also, check me out on imdb. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5644019/.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
KL: You guys rock my socks off!

The Battle will screen February 19th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


Cockroach – Brian McCulley and John Crockett (00:47)
– 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)


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.


Meet the Filmmaker: Kate Lowell, “The Wolves”

The W532683_163460457150427_1034368496_nolveswww.katelowell.weebly.com

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?

KL: I became a filmmaker because life was too easy. Haha. Nothing, I repeat NOTHING, is more stressful than making a film. I love a good challenge!

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

KL: You will see my attempt at being a first-time director. This was my first ever short film and the experience was so gratifying that I intend on there being many many more! The Wolves has screened many times before. It took home Best Drama and Best Overall Film at the Steamboat Student Film Festival, Best Drama and Best Overall Film at the Colorful Colorado Film Festival for Youth, and Best Drama at the Pi Awards. It is also included in the official selection for Intendence Film Festival taking place at the end of this month.

Q: What else are you working on?

KL: I’m currently working as the AC for local web series Inner Dimension created by Kasha Fauscett. I will be filming a documentary following a group of backpackers in Hawaii at the end of this month. I will also be entering pre-production for my next short film (I’m addicted!) shortly as well.

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

KL: This film is quite dark as you will see. I always tell myself I should do a comedy for once, but each time I have a new idea, it always end up having shades of a dark conspiracy theory film. I think it’s ironic because I’m quite a bubbly individual!

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

KL: Follow me on Facebook is probably the best way! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kate-Lowell/456456247771770
Or you can visit my site www.katelowell.weebly.com

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

KL: I love it! And I absolutely love the board! I am eternally grateful for Patrick Sheridan and Mark Mook– they have both taught me so much! Thank you EFP!

The Wolves will screen June 19th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.


March 20th, 2014 Lineup

March 20th at 8:00p.m. $5

Equinox Theatre Company’s Frozen (trailer) – Deb Flomberg (02:00)

Colorado entries for the Dorito’s Crash the Super Bowl Contest
Those Are Nacho Lips – Peter Lively/Nathan “Westlake” Burgun (00:30)
It Runs in the Family – Richard Fleming (00:30)
Let’s Get Cheesy – Kate Lowell (00:30)
Doritos Master – Chuck Fiorella/Jason Coviello (00:30)
Goosey Goosey – Jeff Nicholson (00:30)
Welcome to Heaven – Chuck Fiorella (00:30)
Doritos Dream Ad – Neal Babcock (00:30)
Submit to the Crunch – G. Chris Wiegand (00:30)
What a Dummy – Robert Berg (00:30)

WHO’S BRUCE FLYNN? – Richard Corso (22:00)
Hitcher – Patrick Jones (07:00)
Serene Valley – Justin Lewis/Daniel Ford (13:00)

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