Meet the Filmmakers: Jamey Hastings & Travis Duncan, “Channeling the Wild”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
Travis: It’s a good way to combine my interest in storytelling, images, and music. If it weren’t for filmmaking, I’d be on the streets flippin’.
Jamey: I like to tell good stories, and filmmaking is the best way I’ve been able to do that, so far. Also, I can’t dance, sing, or ice skate.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
T&J: This is the first public screening of Channeling the Wild. We originally created it for a National Geographic “Let the Wild In” contest, then found out we needed a shorter version for the competition.
We decided to finish this version anyway, because we enjoyed it so much!

Q: What else are you working on?
T&J: Too much! Right now, we’re filming a short horror film Travis wrote called, I Am Awakened. That should be finished early next year.
We also filmed another short documentary in September about the Rocky Mountain Flyathlon, which is a 10 mile run and fly fishing competition. That piece is in post production.
Jamey is also wrapping up an edit of a feature-length documentary about Concrete Couch, the Penrose Library mural project, and the Community Built Association.
We also have loads of footage from Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and a couple segments of the Colorado Trail to do something with eventually!

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
Travis: We’ve never had thoughts that were taboo, improper, or violated social norms (Yay!)
Jamey: What?

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
T&J: You can find You May Clap Productions on Facebook and Twitter, or at www.youmayclap.com.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
T&J: We love this venue! It’s always a fun time with an entertaining crowd. Can’t wait to see the new screen, projector, and sound setup!

Channeling the Wild will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, November 16th at The Bug Theatre.