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 the EFP? 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: Right now I’m at the tail end of Rise of the Avalanche: Revenge from the Shadows and developing my first feature film Crazy Weapon 5: Back for the First Time.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
AD: Both films that I’ve released so far have been shot in my home.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
AD: They can go to QuantumVisualFx.com

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
AD: I think The Emerging Filmmakers Project is excellent! There aren’t many outlets for independent filmmakers locally in general and I’m so happy an organization like this exists so that filmmakers have a platform express themselves through film.

Gotta Make It will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, August 15th at The Bug Theatre.