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Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
MF: I believe all of us were given a piece of THE STORY to tell. How we tell our part of is unique to us. Some express it through the written word, others paint, some speak poetry, others build houses, fix cars, cook. I tell my part through film. I want to tell stories that engage the imagination, create excitement and move the heart. My Dad brought home a VHS recorder from his work when I was nine. Once it was in my hands it consumed my heart. As I grew I began to find my voice and passion in the medium for how I wanted to tell my stories
Filmmaking is magic that happens when a group of creative people come together under one vision and manifests an entire universe into being. That universe, birthed out of just an idea in someone’s head, now on screen causing laughter, happiness, excitement, sorrow, joy, and hope is simply amazing. My desire is that my stories, wrapped up in THE STORY, will create an opportunity for that magnificent moment when a person’s mind and heart are touched in such a way that the great Author is found. To that end I will create.
Q: What are we going to see at the Film Novella & Feature Fest? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
MF: Blood Run is a post apocalyptic sci-fi western filled with action, adventure and undying devotion. I really think everyone will really like it. It has screen at two other fest, Jerome International Film Fest and Apocalypse Later Film Fest. The team and I would love to see it in more fest but our hearts and dreams are leaning more towards getting this into a feature formate. Telling this story on a grander scale, getting to know the characters more and upping the adventure gets us madly excited.
Q: What else are you working on?
MF: Currently working on a sci fi/western pilot to pitch, converting BR into a feature, and a short sci noir crime short…I like sci fi.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
MF: I am so excited to be a part of this community and love what the EFP is doing. To be around fellow story tellers and creatives is invaluable and so encouraging.
Blood Run will screen November 20th at 2:00 p.m. during 2016 Film Novella & Feature Fest at The Bug Theatre.