Meet the Filmmaker: Zach Eastman, “Ear Buds”

“Ear Buds”

12347895_10153843147779630_5994099733361591648_nQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?
ZE: I grew up obsessed with cinema. Seeing as how it was (and still remains) the least judgmental thing in my life, I have dedicated my life to it whether it was actually making a film, watching a film a day (which I work hard at continuing to do), or learning the history of the medium in all its facets. Cinema is a rare medium that allows you to share your brain with everyone else and that is irresistible.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
ZE: Ear Buds is a strange film from a strange period in my life. It can best be described as a dark comedy if you want to find a generic definition. Truth be told I wanted to make a weird twisted film and this is what I could come up with. It also delves into the modern world and frankly how pesky it has become thanks to my incessant need to tweet and instagram.
Q: What else are you working on?
ZE: I just finished acting in a film called ANTLERS, directed by John Strelec. It is my first foray into acting and was an interesting challenge to accept. Aside from that I am writing editorials for REEL NERDS PODCAST (occasionally appearing on the show as well), and searching for the next adventure to undertake.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
ZE: My films have more or less reflected a bleak outlook on life with a glimmer of hope.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
ZE: You can check out my articles on ReelNerdsPodcast.com My films Twombley and The Boy Who Stares are available on YouTube.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
ZE: What can I say that hasnt been said before? Its a wonderful venue where filmmakers get to fully express themselves. I love it and plan to submit all my films to EFP in the future.
Ear Buds will be screening at the February 18th Emerging Filmmaker’s Project. 

January 17th, 2013 Lineup

January 17th at 8:00 p.m. $5

Red Nose State (preview) by Michael Mathews (11:15)
Twombley by Zach Eastman (16:00)
Some Days Are Better Than Others by David Quakenbush (4:09)
Guns, Drugs, and Synergy by Matty O’Connor (13:00)
Incubator by Jimmy Weber (6:24)
Monster in the Basement by Lewis Leslie (16:00)

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