Meet the Filmmaker: Andrew Olas, “Detective Meredith Hitler, Secret Private Investigator”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
AO: My first attempt at state university failed when i found myself (more often than not) skipping class to write novels. About a year later i took a film class at a community college, and on day 1 i knew i had discovered my true calling. I just want to make films that people enjoy.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
AO: Detective Meredith Hitler, Secret Private Investigator is a Sci-fi/Noir/Comedy about a 1930s-esque detective, set in a futuristic world from the perspective of the 1980s. It has screened once at Denver Comic Con and once at the Rooster Cat Cafe. Eventually I’d like for it to be my job application to Adult Swim.

Q: What else are you working on?
AO: Much of my time lately has been spent finishing my first feature length screenplay which i plan on submitting to the Academy Nicholls Fellowships in a few weeks.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
AO: I taught myself to speak backwards when I was 8. Also, in each of my films I credit my friend Paul, even if he had nothing to do with it. In “Meredith Hitler” he is credited as “Invisible Mime.”

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
AO: I’ve got a couple silly things on youtube, but you wouldn’t be interested in any of that. Well, unless you enjoyed Meredith Hitler, in which case I guess maybe you would. Check out “ThuhManeMan15” if you dare to be stupid.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
AO: Many thank yous to the EFP for selecting this film, as well as to the busy, busy Arthur Martinez for convincing me to submit.

Detective Meredith Hitler, Secret Private Investigator will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, April 20th at The Bug Theatre.