Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
AR: I love using all the different art forms that are involved in film to express myself. You can do almost anything and there are no rules! I also love the combination of technical know how and creative artistry.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
I will be showing “Sawyer’s Bologna” which as far as I know is the world’s first laser cut bologna stop motion animation. It has screened anywhere except Vimeo. I don’t have any greater plans for the piece except to expand on this technique and make something bigger and better!
Q: What else are you working on?
I am currently editing and shooting a 3 episode comedic series called Psychic Pstories.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
I talk in my sleep and have been recording myself for about a year. I am working the recordings into a short film called The Somniloquist.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
AR: Love it! Super fun, relaxed, and supportive group of filmmakers and film fans.
“Sawyer’s Bologna” will be screening at the April Emerging Filmmaker’s Project at the Bug Theatre.