Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
AY: I became a filmmaker because I have always been inspired to tell thought provoking stories through cinema.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
AY: Tonight, my second film Prism of Light will be screened at EFP. It has been released on Vimeo and YouTube; this is the first screening of the film in front of a live audience. The film will also play at several more film festivals this year.
Q: What else are you working on?
AY: My first feature film titled Unmarked will be released worldwide on July 16 by Summer Hill Entertainment. I will be going into production on my next thriller film, When I Held the Key, this June. The story follows a conniving bed and breakfast owner who terrorizes guests in an attempt to hold a position of power.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
AY: I am one of the youngest professional film producers working in the industry and all of my films are inspired by real experiences in some way, shape or form.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
AY: People can visit the New Direction Cinema and Alec Ybarra Facebook pages, as well as follow national and international news headlines and film awards ceremonies.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
AY: The Emerging Filmmakers Project is a great place to screen Colorado made films and is a fantastic place to network. I look forward to attending future events at EFP.
Prism of Light will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, April 18th at The Bug Theatre.