Meet the Filmmaker: Noah Mittman, “Don’t Help Me, Help the Bear”

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Meet Noah Mittman.  Noah is a local filmmaker who last screened at The Emerging Filmmakers Project in August, where he showed Your Own Medicine – Behind The Scenes, a piece documenting the creation of the Your Own Medicine – One Man Show music video.  Eileen spoke with him in advance of his next screening at the October EFP, where he’ll be showing a music video called Don’t Help Me, Help the Bear.

EA: Why did you become a filmmaker?

NM: I have been in love with films since I can remember. Going to the movies was always a treat for me as a child and I didn’t have a tv growing up so every time I got in front of a screen I was glued. I remember seeing my first behind the scenes featurette with a helicopter dropping off the side of a building and I thought, this is what I want to do with my life. I got my first mini dv camcorder junior year of high school and now here I am. I feel very blessed to be able to call this my profession.

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

NM: I am showing “Don’t Help Me, Help The Bear”. Its a ridiculous and funny music video I was hired to make for the band Kitty Tooth Salad. A man fights a bear in the woods, enough said haha. It has screened at Open Screen Night and The Indie Film Underground V Festival. I would like to submit it to other festivals and see where it goes from there.

EA: What else are you working on?

NM: I am currently working on a clothing/action sports commercial for Brave American Hero, I just finished my newest parkour film entitled Never Broken, a few stunt projects with my talented team Punch Drunk Action Services, and lots of content for the new parkour/circus/stunt/dance gym I am a part of, Urban Acrobatics.

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

NM: In the spirit of the halloween EFP, I am terrified of snakes. Probably shouldn’t keep telling people that.

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

NM: I am very active on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Vimeo. Facebook.com/OfficialSnowmanFilms Instagram: @noah_mittman Youtube.com/TheSnowmanFilms Vimeo.com/SnowmanFilms

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

NM: I love EFP. You guys allow the talent in Colorado to have a place to show our work and that is invaluable. The Q&A after connects us filmmakers with our audience and that is a needed gift of feedback so we can better ourselves. Its always a fun night with lots of laughs, not to mention free beer(well done).

Don’t Help Me, Help The Bear will screen October 17th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.


October 17th, 2013 Lineup

October 17th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. $5

In celebration of the Halloween season, The Emerging Filmmakers Project (EFP) presents a night of scary short movies and trailers!

Parody Rises (trailer) – Alexander Rhodes-Wilmere (2:02)
Divine Intervention (trailer) – Colin Floom (2:26)
Mythica Teaser – Ed Vorhees (1:50)
The Locals – AEC (5:38)

Petrified – John Hartman (11:00)
Reel Nerds Podshow S:1 Ep. 2 “Extra-terror-estrial” Bradley Haag (8:48)
Mirror, Mirror – Patrick Sheridan (4:35)

Don’t Help Me, Help the Bear – Noah Mittman (05:02)
A private screening by John McSween

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August 15th, 2013 Lineup

August 15th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. $5

A Sneak Peek at Colorado Independent Women of Film
Independence Day (trailer) (2:00) – Margaret Norwood
Mom Says (Part One) (2:00) – Christine McQuillen
Sarah and the Meanies Red Rocks Ampitheatre 2013 (3:00) – Drai Lloyd
Trauma (preview) (1:00) – Eileen Agosta
Memphis Psychosis (11:00) – Kris Hipps

EFP Program One
Your Own Medicine – Behind The Scenes (11:00) by Noah Rowland Mittman
Your Own Medicine – One Man Show (music video) (4:56) by Eyal Fill Filkovsky

EFP Program Two
Reign of the Vampire (teaser) (3:55) – Jimmy Lee Combs
The Good Neighbor (19:45) – Ted Cox (with Heath Heine)

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