Q: Why did I become a filmmaker?
A: I fell in love with the theater as a child. I was an actress for many years, along with being a screenwriter and occasional producer of short films and commercials. I gave it all up to be a full-time songwriter and touring and recording artist. Since then I’ve had the desire to make music videos. This is my first live action music video. And I’m thrilled to be sharing it here at the emerging film makers project!
Q: What are we going to be seeing at the EFP?
A: You are screening my first live action music video “when we’re together”. This is a music video for an original song that I wrote for my 7th studio album “Timeless “. It was released in June 2022.
Q: What else are you working on?
A: I’m currently working on a lot of new material, new songs. With several ideas for music videos in the pipeline. I am looking for more collaborators to create music videos with!
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
A: One thing about me that pretty much always remains consistent in my creative work; I am always intending to impact people in a positive way. I hope this video does that for a lot of people! Oh, I just realized the question was one weird thing about me. I guess a weird thing about me is that I used to be an aerialist. And I am getting back into that now that Covid shut down my touring schedule. Looking to bring that to a music video soon!
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
A: People can find out more about me and my music at bettmanandhalpin.com. Bettman & Halpin is my acoustic americana duo which has been touring nationally for the last 15 years. I am currently in the process of creating a solo project, but as that doesn’t exist yet, I can still be found in connection to Bettman & Halpin. Though I’m on FB and Instagram under both Stephanie Bettman, and Bettman & Halpin.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
A: I’m so grateful to the emerging filmmakers project for choosing my video to be screened on September 15! Thank you so much for choosing me, and I look forward to meeting everybody there!
When We’re Together will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, September 15th, 2022 at The Bug Theatre.