EFP: Why did you become a filmmaker?
AP: I’ve always had a general interest in movies. Growing up I loved watching them but we almost never went to the theater so I was limited to what we owned, or what my friends had. It wasn’t until I moved to Colorado in 2009 and started working at AMC that my movie-watching experience widened dramatically. I watch so many movies now that I’m basically “the movie guy” to a lot of my friends and family. Really getting into indie and foreign films got me to appreciate the actual filmmaking side and gave me a strong desire to get into the industry someday. The movie I would cite as the clicking point was David Lowery’s ‘A Ghost Story.’ I was blown away by how much he was able to do with so little. I’ve done PA work and camerawork on other people’s projects but now that I’ve written and directed my own short I think I know where my goals lie.
EFP: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
AP: EFP is going to experience a buddy film like no other. The film has screened twice at The Bug as part of the Denver 48 Hour Film Project. We’ve had great reception at both screenings and were nominated for best film and won an award for best song. This film, ‘Horsing Around,’ is also available on Youtube on the Mooger Entertainment page.
EFP: What else are you working on?
AP: I have small bits of ideas floating around but nothing tangible at the moment. I’m currently just enjoying the positive reception this film has received so far but now that I’ve experienced the filmmaking process I’m eager to get back to work.
EFP: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
AP: One weird thing about me in regards to movies; I don’t want to go into specifics but if I told you the long list of “classics” and “must-sees” that I haven’t watched yet (despite owning a lot of them) you would be flabbergasted!
EFP: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
AP: You can find Mooger Entertainment on Facebook. I don’t post very often but might change that if there’s traction. I also stream games sometimes on Twitch so there’s updates on that there too. If you want to see what I’m up to in general you can follow me on Twitter @bogardeth
EFP: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
AP: This will be my first time attending EFP but it won’t be my last. I appreciate them showing my film but I’ve been wanting to attend anyway, especially after going to the awesome Bug for the first time through the 48. I’m really glad there’s a resource for local filmmakers to get their films seen on a big screen with a crowd. What a thrill!
Horsing Around will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at The Bug Theatre.