Meet the Filmmaker: Scott Lynch, “Dream Big: A Big Gigantic Story”

Dream Big: A Big Gigantic Story | www.scottlynchfilm.com

slp-logo4-01Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
SL: From an early age I was impressed with the medium of film to convey a rich variety of experiences to the viewer. The ability to transport the viewer to a different time and space or just show them something different has always been super fun for me. I just love everything about creating an image and the power of transporting an audience is one I’ve been addicted to for the past 13 years.

Q: What are we going to see at the Film Novella & Feature Fest? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
SL: The film I entered [Dream Big: A Big Gigantic Story] is a short documentary that was commissioned by the band Big Gigantic who is featured in it. The director of the project was Steve Conry with myself producing and together we shot and edited the film. The band was going to be headlining for two nights at Red Rocks that summer and we wanted to document their experience of putting together the show, explore the history of the group and how they wanted to give back to their community and fans. It has screened online and was released by Billboard Music, and my hope is that a young musician will see it and be inspired to pursue their own musical career.

Q: What else are you working on?
SL: I’m currently focusing most of my energy on 360 video and immersive VR storytelling. I think there are a lot of possibilities with this new technology and I’m excited to be on the forefront of developing new techniques and methods for capturing and telling stories with it. Outside of that I’m continuing to work in traditional filmmaking and have been producing several documentaries, commercials and a feature film.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies
SL: With my films I’m always trying to find a new way to express a certain feeling or idea and I’ve found that poetry has a lot in common with filmmaking. The way poets can use emptiness and word juxtaposition, for me really informs how a filmmaker can use less to tell more. So I’ve been trying to incorporate those sensibilities into the work I create, which is maybe a different approach then some.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
SL: For my traditional film work I put projects up at www.scottlynchfilm.com for my 360 and VR work I’ve started a new company called VOYRE which you can learn more about at https://www.facebook.com/its.voyre/

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
SL: I think organizations like EFP are critical for our industry and I’m excited to help contribute a piece to screen here. I’d recommend to check out the variety of programs and talks that EFP promotes throughout the year to learn more about the industry and network with your fellow Colorado filmmakers.

Dream Big: A Big Gigantic Story will screen November 20th at 2:00 p.m. during 2016 Film Novella & Feature Fest at The Bug Theatre.