Meet the Filmmaker: Angelo Guglielmo, “The Monolith”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
AG: I was born as the eleventh child in a family of eleven. A big Italian family with a full cast of whacky characters–it was like growing up in a Fellini movie.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
AG: My film The Monolith is a doc short about my next door neighbor here in Manhattan. The idea for the film came over morning coffee visits. While she was telling me about this major loss of her view, I could see the visuals: an artist, the skyline view, a building. The film has been popular on Vimeo, screened around the world in festivals and won a few awards, too!

Q: What else are you working on?
AG: I’m currently filming a doc about a survivor from the Century 16 Shooting. It has been pretty intense with a lot of twists and turns. I’ve adapted my book and documentary The Woman Who Wasn’t There into a screenplay and shopping it.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
AG: Let’s see: currently, I’m listening to that Justin Bieber song “I Don’t Care” on repeat. I am a huge Streisand fan and have a project I need to post called “Let go and Let Barbra.”

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
AG: www.vimeo.com/AngeloG/themonolith and directedbyangelo on Instagram.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
AG: I’m honored to be screening here and hope the audience is tough on my film.

The Monolith will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, May 16th at The Bug Theatre.