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 Filmmakers: The Nix Bros, “Love to Hate”

Love to Hate | www.nixbros.com

1238754_515489691863596_1273274179_nMeet The Nix Bros. Made up of one half Evan Nix and one half Adam Nix, The Nix Bros reside among Denver’s most prolific and respected filmmakers. Whether you know them for their short films, their music videos, or their work with The Grawlix, chances are you’ve seen a Nix Bros film, and chances are you enjoyed it.

The Nix Bros will be screening their film Love to Hate at the February EFP. Created for the 2013 Denver 48 Hour Film Project, Love to Hate won Best of Denver, Best Editing, Best Actress (Kristin Rand), the and Audience Award for screening block D. Eileen recently sat down with the two to discuss the film and the other projects they currently have in the works.

EA: Why did you become a filmmaker?

NB: We were always interested in art, acting and music, and film/video combines all those things.

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

NB: We’re screening our 48 Hour Film Love To Hate which won Best of Denver last October, and will be screening next month at Filmapalooza in New Orleans.

EA: What else are you working on?

NB: Always writing and shooting short comedies. This week we are working a funny web commercial for Illegal Pete’s with Denver comedy group The Grawlix.

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

NB: We are in a fake German electro-pop supergroup that performs all around town and we shoot all of their music videos.

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

NB: nixbros.com

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

NB: For a decade Denver has been a better place for filmmakers and artists because of EFP. We screen our stuff here several times a year and love that we have such an accessible way to get our hard work in front of a living, breathing audience.

Love to Hate will screen February 20th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.


February 20th, 2014 Lineup

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

Text-a-Saurus Promo – Eileen Agosta (03:37)
Killing Time
 – Jane Mora (01:00)
Love Letters – David Quakenbush (03:00)
I Do – Patrick Friedauer (06:30)
Anastasia & Eugene´s Lovestory – Guillermo Roques (11:50)
Read Between the Signs – Clayton Garthe (05:00)
Love to Hate – The Nix Bros (5:47)

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May 16th, 2013 Lineup

May 16th at 8:00 p.m. $5

Those Who Can’t (preview) by The Nix Brothers (4:00)
Digital Stories from the U.C. Denver Department of Anthropology with Marty Otañez (14:00)
Special screening of Todd Bradley’s latest movie for cast, crew and friends (16:00)
Purgatory (excerpt) by Michael Kruger (5:00)
Guilt by Jimmy Lee Combs (6:00)
Five Steps by Matty O’Connor (14:00)

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March 21st, 2013 Lineup

March 21st at 8:00 p.m. $5

Team Building by The Nix Brothers
My Island and Me by Julia Anderson
Nix Racing by James Drake
The Great Sintini by Kris Hipps
Telling Your Story by Clifton Archuletta
Selective Outrage Card by The Nix Brothers
A sneak peek of work-in-progress from Oscar winning local filmmaker Daniel Junge

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December 20th, 2012 Lineup

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

Denver Medium by Julie DeLuna (4:42)
Beautiful Scar by Jimmy Lee Combs (8:00)
Sisyphean by Connor McIntyre (26:00)
No Drama Breakup by The Nix Brothers (2:55)
Christmas Eve ‘45 by Evgueni Mlodik (16:00)
The Best Christmas Ever by Patrick Sheridan (4:44)

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