Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
AV: I’ve always loved movies! I’ve wanted to be a cartoonist or filmmaker or something for most of my life. They’re a lot of fun to plan and dissect, like a little optical puzzle box you build.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
AV: Ducks ‘A Million! It was my thesis film, it’s played here before and in New South Wales somewhere.
Q: What else are you working on?
AV: Right now I’m working on another film with the same Orange Duck Character, where he’s in a boxing match against an enormous bull. Look for that one soon (ish), I’ve finished about three minutes of that and I’m shooting to be done by may.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
AV: One weird thing is my movies aren’t cartoons, they’re all real and actually happened.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about EFPalooza or The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
AV: EFP…..es bueno!
Ducks ‘A Million! will screen Saturday, February 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre as part of the Experimental & Animated Shorts block during the 2019 EFPalooza Film Festival.