Meet the Filmmaker: Alex Killian, “ALM”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
AK: I like to say that film is my native language. I became a filmmaker to move people with the authenticity of a valuable point of view; to incite reflection and change perspectives with the power of empathy. 

Q: What are we going to see at EFPalooza? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
AK: ALM is nearing the end of its festival run. We premiered the film at Horsetooth Intl Film Festival in September and since then it’s also screened at Showroom Shorts in Sheffield, UK as well as the Colorado Short Circuit Film Festival. It will be screening at Hollywood Screenings Film Festival in April, with two other potential screenings later this year. Overall, I’m really happy with how the film has been received. It’s streaming publicly on YouTube & Vimeo now and I hope people continue to engage with it as I begin working on my next project.

Q: What else are you working on?
AK: Too many things lol I’m currently involved in 4 music video projects, I’m editing a travel documentary I shot last summer, editing a BTS documentary I shot in April, acting in a couple short films, & preparing to relocate to Las Angeles in April.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
AK: My favorite things to do on a film are acting, cinematography, & editing. I don’t know any other actor/DP/Editors so I guess that’s kind of weird.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
AK: Check out my website www.alexkillian.com and follow me on IG: @killianit

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about EFPalooza or The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
AK: EFP is so great. I got to screen a little short at last year’s EFPalooza (my first time screening my work at a festival) and that experience inspired me to keep working hard to make films and submit to more festivals.

ALM will screen Saturday, March 21st at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre as part of the Saturday Night Shorts block during the 2020 EFPalooza Film Festival.