Meet the Filmmaker: Antoine M. Dillard, “Rise of the Avalanche: Revenge from the Shadows”

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: Rise of the Avalanche: Revenge from the Shadows, is a sequel to Rise of The Avalanche (2017), and is a revenge tale about two men (a Super-cop named Antoine and Gangster named Clyde), who want to take out the infamous crime lord Alvin ‘Avalanche’ Steele. It takes place in the year 4225 in a city (Envision City) that’s Cyberpunk downtown & Neo-Noir uptown.

Q: What else are you working on?
AD: I just wrapped filming on my first feature first feature film, a time traveling buddy cop film called Crazy Weapon 5: Back for the First Time and am currently producing a web series called Long Walks on the Beach. It actually started streaming online here https://vimeo.com/longwalksonthebeach

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 The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
AD: I think The Emerging Filmmakers Project is excellent! There still 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. I’ve submitted a few times here before and I can definitely say that there is just an awesome film community here in Denver that has been built by the Emerging Filmmakers Project. The Bug Theater is just a great place for the Emerging Filmmakers Project to take place.

Rise of the Avalanche: Revenge from the Shadows will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project’s Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, February 20th at The Bug Theatre.