Meet the Filmmaker: Vivian Lie, “Something Better”

Something Betterwww.vivianlie.com

DramaAtlEditedTomHResNov2013-4Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
VL: I started out as an actress so this is actually my first effort at fully producing and contributing in the writing and casting processes of a film. Acting in films eventually led me to become interested in the other aspects of filmmaking. This is a great time when many actors feel the urge to create their own work!

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
VL: Something Better is a comedic short that talks about misunderstandings in a very fun way with the help of some quirky characters. There’s a lack of cute and innocent comedies nowadays and I wanted to create something along those lines. My inspiration was I Love Lucy. I’ve had so much joy acting in comedies so I definitely wanted my first film to be a funny one!

Something Better premiered at the UMFF in Atlanta. This is our Colorado premiere and we are very excited to show it to our friends and fellow filmmakers in this wonderful community. My plan is for it to continue showing in the festival circuit.

Q: What else are you working on?
VL: I actually have been traveling and visiting with my family in Brazil for the past 5 months. Now that I’ve returned to Colorado, I hope to begin working on some new projects soon.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
VL: There is something strange that happens to me quite often when I am working on a film. Perhaps the strangest example would be when I was practicing to play a clairvoyant named Santona in a short. The day before filming, I watched a Netflix movie Bicycle Thief that had just arrived that day. To my big surprise, one of the characters in the movie was a clairvoyant named Santona! Later I confirmed with the director her inspiration came from that movie. Talk about weird! We both got the goosebumps!

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
VL: My website is www.vivianlie.com
My IMDB page is www.imdb.me/vivianlie

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
VL: Thank you so much for the awesome venue that you are making available to Colorado filmmakers!

Something Better will screen April 16th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.