Meet the Filmmaker: Ashley Matkowsky, “Partners”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
AM: I knew since I was little that making films was what I was made to do, simple as that I guess. Some things you just know.


Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
AM: We will be viewing Partners, my first short film about a notorious woman bank robber who is finally caught and interviewed before she serves her time in jail. It has screened at The Independent Women of Film Festival back in February and I have entered it into a few other local film festivals as well.


Q: What else are you working on?
AM: I’m working on my next two short films as we speak on top of a local political ad. My second short film, SEKUND, will be in production in the Fall as my third short film, Gangsters, which I am also adapting to a feature, is being finalized and polished.


Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
AM: You’ve gotta be weird to be a filmmaker. I can’t think of anything specifically “weird” but I do have to say I enjoy making films as real as possible, cinema verite.


Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
AM: I have a facebook page and a youtube channel that I update every time I make something new.
Partners will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, July 20th at The Bug Theatre.