Meet the Filmmaker: Richard Corso, “The New World Order”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
RC: To add my own words to the famous Kubrick quote: making a film is hard. Plain and simple. But in my line of work there is no greater thrill in life than seeing the characters you created come to life on screen. Telling stories, in my opinion is what makes us human. Continuing the story is what storytellers do. Who we are and what we create is nothing more than matter. In time, the film we shoot on, the paintings we paint, the pyramids we build, will eventually go back into the ground of a rock that is floating in space. And as sad as that is, it truly is a nice little thought that for a small point in an infinite time, we had the pleasure to add to the mound of future dirt, for some species to find millions of years from now.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
RC: The film screening at EFP is The New World Order, a film adaptation of Harold Pinter’s political satire of the same title. This dark comedy stars Cody Dermon & Haydn Winston as two Englishmen with unknown goals of fascistic tendencies who discuss in bullish tones what they intend to do to a third man, who sits gagged, blindfolded and bound to a chair. The acts of violence and abuse referred to are present in the speech rather than the action but an oppressive air of menace persists.

Q: What else are you working on?
RC: I am currently in post-production of a film, titled Cassidy Blues. A collaboration between Kareem Kamahl-Taylor and myself. Cassidy Blues draws inspirations from 60’s French New Wave as well as high-octane American Cop dramas of the 70’s. The story follows two detectives (played by Gabe Combs & Brian McGee) who are chasing a ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ criminal couple (played by Mandy Groves & Asha Bee) their only lead: a pack of cigarettes known as Cassidy Blues.

I am also in pre-production of a surreal adventure comedy, titled Three, to Cairo. The epilogue to a Hollywood epic, Three to Cairo is an absurdist exploration of communication – not only why it fails and where that failure leads, but also the strange and quirky universals that bring people together – games, ambition, travel, and literal and figurative thirst. By showing its diverse characters on a simple path to a common destination, Three, to Cairo dives into the intricacies of that basic human need: connection.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
RC: Website: www.richardcorsofilm.com
Vimeo: vimeo.com/richardcorso
Facebook: www.facebook.com/richardcorso.film
Instagram: www.instagram.com/richiethereptilianplant

The New World Order will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, May 16th at The Bug Theatre.


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 Filmmaker: Richard Corso, “WHO’S BRUCE FLYNN?”

WHO’S BRUCE FLYNN? | www.facebook.com/moonclockfilms

1972309_689856907724298_464334865_nQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?

RC: I became a filmmaker because I fell in love with telling stories. At an early age I was exposed to all sorts of movies. Westerns, comedies, war films…everything! I would spend hours and hours, days and days just watching the special features behind the ‘making of’ section. It is still to the point where even if I have a copy of say, LA Confidential, I will buy a new one just because it has a making of section (2 disc).

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

RC: This is my attempt at a dark comedy. it is the story of a middle aged man who is inviting you into his day to day lifestyle where he is a father, husband, and knife salesmen at a company called NYFE-CO. It stars Brent Podosek as Bruce, and has only been screened once at an open screen night at a pub, nothing special. It was released online though.

Q: What else are you working on?

RC: I am currently in post production of another short film titled, MONKEY, it is a psycho-science fiction drama that plays with the theory of evolution, the creation/destruction of man, and Shrodinger’s Cat. It stars Haydn Winston as the main character ALBERT and SCOTT K. LESLIE as ADAM. Both of whom are slowly going crazy in a bomb shelter. My plan is for 3 shorts by the end of the year and hope to be moving to LA very VERY soon.

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

RC: I am very fascinated with anti-heroes. With the exception of a few stories the battle between good and evil has always bored me on a wide scale. I believe it occurs more in the mind and heart. That it is more of a battle of our own self, not armies of evil vs. armies of good. Because of this i have always created characters who are not 100% good and not 100% evil. I bring a lot of literary terms and books into my works, and I always try and give myself a creative cameo in all my pictures, not out of ego, but rather because I always loved seeing my favorite directors in my favorite movies. Another weird thing about me is I HATE green screens. Period.

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

RC: You can find my work at (www.youtube.com/moonclockfilms) here you can see my portfolio work from Rabbit Bones to whatever I just made. However, I am most likely going to be making a switch to vimeo very soon. You can also find my work at (www.facebook.com/richardcorso.film) my film team FB is (www.facebook.com/moonclockfilms)

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

RC: I am glad I was chosen, can’t wait to speak on behalf of my work, and the future of cinema. I think Denver is growing and I think this new class of story tellers are doing a great job continuing this art form others and myself have turned into a lifestyle.

WHO’S BRUCE FLYNN? will screen March 20th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.


March 20th, 2014 Lineup

March 20th at 8:00p.m. $5

Equinox Theatre Company’s Frozen (trailer) – Deb Flomberg (02:00)

Colorado entries for the Dorito’s Crash the Super Bowl Contest
Those Are Nacho Lips – Peter Lively/Nathan “Westlake” Burgun (00:30)
It Runs in the Family – Richard Fleming (00:30)
Let’s Get Cheesy – Kate Lowell (00:30)
Doritos Master – Chuck Fiorella/Jason Coviello (00:30)
Goosey Goosey – Jeff Nicholson (00:30)
Welcome to Heaven – Chuck Fiorella (00:30)
Doritos Dream Ad – Neal Babcock (00:30)
Submit to the Crunch – G. Chris Wiegand (00:30)
What a Dummy – Robert Berg (00:30)

WHO’S BRUCE FLYNN? – Richard Corso (22:00)
Hitcher – Patrick Jones (07:00)
Serene Valley – Justin Lewis/Daniel Ford (13:00)

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