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 Filmmakers: Ian Kellett and Lauryn Guerrieri, “American Car Prospector Music Video”

American Car Prospector Music Videohttp://www.liquidluckproductions.com/
Q: Why did you become filmmakers?
A: We became filmmakers because we loved movies so much as kids! We had parents in the industry and home video cameras to mess around with. So we evolved naturally into being filmmakers after that!
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
A: The American Car Prospector Music Video was made for a local show made on Discovery Channel. This was a test video we made for the intro to every episode. Hopefully we will see this video or a similar edit on the new season!
Q: What else are you working on?
A: We are working on lots of commercials and client videos for various companies. Our newest creative projects are a TV series about intuition and a documentary about hemp producers in Colorado.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
A: One weird thing about us? We are currently binge watching Parks and Rec. Maybe that’s not so weird!
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
A: Facebook always has our most recent news: https://www.facebook.com/LiquidLuckP
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
A: We love having a place to come every month and screen work! It’s wonderful for projects that don’t have an outlet for festivals.
American Car Prospector Music Video will screen September 18th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.

Meet the Filmmaker: Lauryn Guerrieri, “Roses in December”

Roses in Decemberwww.facebook.com/liquidluckp

meQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?

LG: I never actively decided I wanted to be a filmmaker, it just sort of happened to me! I started with my parent’s handicam filming barbies and my siblings at the age of 10. I took classes in middle school and high school, making video projects whenever I could. And then I decided to major in film in college and here I am today! I became a filmmaker because I wanted to have a job that I loved.

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

LG: This is Roses’s 3rd festival. It premiered at CU Denver’s Cinefest, where it won Audience choice, best production design and best cinematography in May 2013. It’s 2nd festival was at the Colorado Independent Women of Film Festival. We plan on continuing to screen and submit to festivals until May 2014. We will be releasing it on DVD with a package of our other shorts after festival deadlines are done.

Q: What else are you working on?

LG: I am finishing up my very last semester this upcoming Spring! I will be working on one short narrative and one short documentary. Besides that, we have many client projects we do at Liquid Luck! We are currently wrapping up a promo for a Discovery Channel show.

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

LG: Something interesting about this film is that it was filmed in all the original locations that they occurred. All the actors represent someone in my family (names changed of course).

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

LG: Most of our work is on our facebook page: facebook.com/liquidluckp. And our videos are on vimeo: vimeo.com/liquidluck

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

LG: Support local film!

Roses in December will screen December 19th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.


December 19th, 2013 Lineup

December 19th at 8:00 p.m. $5

Digital Stories produced by UC Denver Anthropology grad students – Marty Otañez, Phd
Futuro – Cori Mari (3:00)
The Body – Tonie Vita (3:00)
(Pre)Paring Reality – Tyler Lundy (3:00)
No Pesces, No Paga – Kristin Paterakis (3:00)
The Archivist – Kristie Hollon (3:00)

Lenny C (trailer) – Kris Hipps (4:00)
Roses in December – Lauryn Guerrieri (12:00)


Desperation Thursday – Drai Lloyd (3:00)
Anything Helps – Rob Shearer (18:00)

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