MEET THE FILMMAKER: Jimmy Weber.
Jimmy Weber might be the best filmmaker most of Denver’s indie film scene doesn’t know yet. That’s because he’s too busy working on new projects of his own as well as national commercials (he worked on many campaign ads this past election cycle). He’s the nice, quiet “normal” type that loves scary movies and baking cookies. So be afraid. Be very afraid.
Jimmy is screening his awesome gore flick Incubator at The Emerging Filmmakers Project (EFP) this January 17th down at the Bug Theatre (3654 Navajo Street). This marks Jimmy’s first movie presented by the EFP.
EFP Host Patrick Sheridan recently chatted with Jimmy. Sadly, cookies were not involved.
P.S.: What lead you to become a filmmaker?
J.W.: My passion in life is entertaining people. I also love making people feel really uncomfortable so creating horror movies was right up my alley. In all seriousness though, I’ve been in a band, I’m a writer and I’m a graphic designer by trade so I’ve made a lot of art in my life. Making movies is the most challenging and rewarding art form there is. So that’s why I wanted to do it.
P.S.: What prompted you to make Incubator?
J.W.: Incubator is a weird little short we made a couple years ago. I’ve always been obsessed with urban legends, so this was my take on the organ theft urban legend but with a little twist. I really wanted to make a short film that showed I could make serious horror films and this felt like the right project to do just that.
P.S.: What else are you working on?
J.W.: I’m currently in pre-production on my first feature film, Eat. We’re shooting in March. It’s got funding, a cast and crew, everything. I’m really excited. The movie should be really weird and freaky but a little sweet at the same time.
P.S.: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
J.W.: Even though I like making gory and graphic horror films, most people will tell you that I’m a really normal person. A lot of times when people meet me after seeing my films or reading my work, they think I’ll be some weird goth dude. But actually, I’m a die hard Denver Nuggets fan who loves to bake cookies while watching the Step Up movies.
P.S.: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
J.W.: PrettyPeoplePictures.com is our website and we keep it updated regularly. You can sign up for our newsletter there. You can also follow us on Twitter @PrettyPeoplePix and on Facebook at Facebook.com/prettypeoplepictures. You can also follow our new movie’s production blog at EatTheMovie.com.
P.S.: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
J.W.: I think it’s really cool. Colorado has a lot of great talent and the pool will only grow with the new incentives bill. I have no doubt Colorado is going to be a hub for cool, up-and-coming filmmakers so it’s really great for the Emerging Filmmakers Project to seek that talent out.
P.S.: Thanks, Jimmy! See you on the 17th. And feel free to bring some cookies with you.