Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
SW: I’ve loved stop motion since I saw “Nightmare Before Christmas” when I was 5 and started making animated films in junior high by quickly hitting record on and off on my parents old cassette tape style video camera. I’ve always wanted to be an animator.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
SW: “The Raven” was produced by local production house “Burn Studios” as a Halloween special for their ongoing web series “The Nug Nation” created by Mikey Peterson. Our hope at the studio is for the show to gain a wider audience so we can make more episodes!
Q: What else are you working on?
SW: In addition to the “Nug Nation” show we also have a series “Hemp in History” with episode 2 posting by the end of the summer.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
SW: I was new to the studio and asked the producers at Burn to allow me to make “The Raven” as a means to learn how to animate the Nug puppets for future episodes. I ended up with a film they were happy with and wanted to release.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
SW: Visit thenugnation.com and find Burn TV, Burn Studios, and The Nug Nation on social media. Or my personal Instagram @shanewhitenoise
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
SW: EFP is very important and they deserve all of your money.
The Raven will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, July 15th, 2021 at The Bug Theatre.