Meet the Filmmaker: Antoine M. Dillard, “Gotta Make It”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
AD: I became a filmmaker because I wanted to tell stories. I wanted to make people, smile, laugh, feel, and be introduced to worlds and perspectives that they’ve never seen or thought about

Q: What are we going to see at EFPalooza? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
AD: You’re going to see part of the journey of Kendall Graham. A film student with exception skill trying to find his place in the film industry. So far it has been screened in Italy and has won a few awards and nominations. Right now it’s on Amazon Prime Video & OpPrime TV streaming services. No other plans than to get in front of as many eyeballs as possible.

Q: What else are you working on?
AD: I just wrapped post-production on Rise of the Avalanche: Revenge from the Shadows https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7327932/reference Currently producing a web series called Long Walks on the Beach https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8788606/reference & writing my first feature film Crazy Weapon 5: Back for the First Time https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8538244/reference

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
AD: lol I’m not sure if it’s a weird thing or not but I try to put easter eggs in all of my films that reference other films I’ve done.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
AD: They can go to my production company website here: http://quantumvisualfx.com/

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about EFPalooza or The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
AD: I think The Emerging Filmmakers Project & EFPalooza are excellent! There aren’t many outlets for independent filmmakers locally in general and I’m so happy that The Emerging Filmmakers Project & EFPalooza exist!

Gotta Make It will screen Saturday, February 23rd at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre as part of the Narrative & Documentary Shorts block during the 2019 EFPalooza Film Festival.