Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
AR: As a creative person I feel the need to express myself, and film is a wonderful form of expression. I love the combination of creativity and technicality that it takes to make films, and that it’s so many art forms combined into one.
Q: What are we going to see at EFPalooza? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
AR: The 5 Stages of Romantic Relationships is a short film utilizing an animation technique called pixilation, which is essentially stop motion animation utilizing human characters.
Q: What else are you working on?
AR: We are currently working on a project called Alphabetical Athleticalz, which is a stop motion exploration of all things sports from A to Z.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
AR: Believe it or not I have an affection for potty humor in my life and films. Poop, pee, farts, weiners, and sex are common themes. Mannequins and dolls are common too.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about EFPalooza or The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
AR: I love it! I try to screen all of my films here. It’s a wonderful, supportive community of local filmmakers.
The 5 Stages of Romantic Relationships will screen Thursday, March 19th at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre as part of the Emerging Filmmakers Project block during the 2020 EFPalooza Film Festival.