Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
MO: I became a filmmaker because the entire process of getting an idea and bringing that idea to fruition is the most satisfying thing I could ever do.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
MO: You will see my film Triangle. It’s an absurdist comedy about a young man who goes to a band tryout and meets a conductor who has lost his mind. It has screened previously at Show Us Your Shorts with the Pikes Peak Film Forum. I hope to put it through some Midwest film festivals because while I’m a Colorado native, a majority of the cast/crew are from that area.
Q: What else are you working on?
MO: I’m currently in post-production of my next short film entitled ‘Selfish.’ It’s a drama/thriller that explores the concept of self-interest.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
MO: Well this film is weird by itself but I’ve been told that not being a coffee drinker is weird since most filmmakers thrive on coffee. I’m more of a tea guy.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
MO: You can visit my website at: ocvideoproductions.com or go to my vimeo profile at: vimeo.com/michaeloconnell
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
MO: I just think it’s a great thing to promote local creative talent and support the arts.
Triangle will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, April 20th at The Bug Theatre.