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Meet the Filmmaker: Lindsay Morrison, “Hi Larry :)”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
LM: I initially got into film via music videos of the 90s. I didn’t necessarily understand it as a career, but the art form intrigued me. Then I took a “Films of David Lynch” course in college and that’s what got me into the idea of directing. I was so inspired by his strange clues and unusual plot structures, and that’s when I finally started making my own short films. Directing for the first time, I was hooked, and pretty soon found myself in Los Angeles, going to film school at USC. I’ve explored many art forms, but film is by far my favorite. I love the ability to bring dream images to life and to tell unusual stories.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
LM: You will be seeing Hi, Larry:) which was my team’s submission to the 2018 Denver 48 Hour Film Project. Team WOLF LUV pulled the horror genre and we were so thrilled because it is our favorite. It screened at the 48 Hour Film Festival that year, of course, and then one other time at the Bug’s Open Screen Night. Our plans are to have it available online so as to spread its joy for many years to come.

Q: What else are you working on?
LM: I recently started a production company with my partner in life and in crime, Michael La Breche. We are WOLF LUV FILMS and we are currently working on an anthology series called Reliquary. We screened the first installment of it at the Bug twice this year, as well as at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Providence, RI and Portland, OR. We received warm receptions and are thrilled to report that we will go into production mode on episode 2 next month.

We also have been in development on a feature horror film, entitled LATEX and are getting ready to launch into pre-production on that as soon as we secure funding, hopefully early 2020. Meanwhile we are building our production company from the ground up. We recently moved into a larger work space and can’t wait to get shooting again.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
LM: I love my villains and am often caught by my husband quoting my own villain’s lines in every day life, which is probably scary for him since my villains are almost always women and they usually attack men. But don’t worry, my female villains attack women too; they are equal opportunity monsters.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
LM: You can find more WOLF LUV FILMS info and content at wolfluvfilms.com, and you can find my director reel on my personal website: lindsaymorrison.com. Also, please go find us on YouTube and our Instagram accounts (you can find them through our website). Also, please go find us on YouTube and our Instagram accounts (you can find them through our website).

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
LM: I am always grateful for an opportunity to screen at EFP. I think EFP is a vital part of the Denver film community and I am thrilled to be a part of it.

Hi, Larry πŸ™‚ will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project onΒ Thursday, October 17th at The Bug Theatre.

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Meet the Filmmakers: Lindsay Morrison and Michael La Breche, “Reliquary: A Mugging”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
Lindsay Morrison: I was always aiming toward having a career in the arts. First I thought jewelry design, then graphic design, but eventually I found my way to film, which ended up being a much better fit for me. Being able to bring the visions from my dreams to life is something I’ll never stop getting off on. As art mediums go, film is one of the most challenging, but I also find it the most satisfying, in large part because of the team work and synergy that takes place on set and in the editing room, and the magic that happens as a result. Taking that written word and those sloppy storyboards and making it come to life is the biggest thrill. I feel lucky everyday I get to be a filmmaker.
Michael La Breche: I’ve been infatuated with the role and power of the storyteller from the moment I discovered greek mythology and the King Arthur legends in 4th grade. After growing up on a steady diet of comic books, Godzilla, Star Trek, and Stephen King I knew I wanted to create my own worlds and characters, but it wasn’t until a friend showed me the Kevin Smith film ‘Clerks’ that I really started to consider film as a creative outlet. I love the different facets that go into filmmaking; the opportunity to blend mediums and stretch different creative muscles on every project. Seeing a character I helped shape come to life on screen is one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever experienced and I plan to keep chasing that experience for as long as possible.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
A: The title is Reliquary: A Mugging – it’s a horror short, the first installment in an anthology series entitled Reliquary.” The first 5 episodes are written by Michael La Breche, and this first installment is directed by Lindsay Morrison

Q: What else are you working on?
A: We’ll be starting on the next installment of Reliquary” soon, as well as a few other digital shorts for our youtube channel. We’re in post on a documentary that we’ve been working on for a few years, and we have a horror feature in development which we’re aiming to get off the ground soon. We’re also in the process of building our business.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
Lindsay: I make a voice cameo in a lot of my movies. It’s become a bit of fun for me. I also love karaoke; are the two linked? I don’t know.
Michael: I have an unending, unapologetic love for the old Toho giant monster movies and still dream of someday making my own “guy in a suit stomping on miniatures” kaiju film.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
A: We have a youtube channel – if you go to youtube and search “Wolf Luv Films” we’ll pop up. We’d love it if everyone would subscribe! We also have a website: wolfluvfilms.com, and an instagram @wolfluvfilms

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
A: Our favorite thing about the EFP is the sense of community and creative energy it fosters. We’ve been really inspired seeing the passion and energy of the Denver film community and the Emerging Filmmakers Project is a vital part of that. We are so excited to be a part of it!