Meet the Filmmaker: Brad Stabio, “The Denver Actor Project”

The Denver Actor Project | www.stabioproductions.com

DenverActorProject_BradStabioQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?
BS: I came from a background of theater and voice throughout my childhood but knew going into college these were not what I was meant to do professionally. When I found filmmaking at the CU Boulder, it seemed to be this perfect synergy of these things I loved and I never looked back. Now, I simply love the art of storytelling as well as making films with great friends and collaborators.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
BS: The Denver Actor Project consists of six separate short films featuring a separate actor who performs a monologue from an existing movie, play or book incorporated into a new storyline. The project was made in partnership with the Denver Film Society and screened at the Starz Denver Film Festival in 2013. Each of the short films were screened separately and paired with a feature film of similar theme for a total of over 16 screenings. It has also screened at a special engagement at the Sie Filmcenter in 2014 and is a project that we have plans to continue in 2015.

Q: What else are you working on?
BS: With an infant joining my family in late 2013, this last year did not yeild a lot of creative projects. But, our team did compete in the 48 Hour Film Project and professionaly I have been lucky to work with National Jewish Health on a seven minute documentary for a large fundraising gala as well as a series of comedic videos for a new streaming radio service called Mad Genius Radio. Hoping to continue doing more Denver Actor Project shorts this year if we can raise enough money!

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
BS: Serious or funny, good or bad, you can rest assured I had fun working any film you might see of mine. I believe my team of friends that I make films with is what gives me a chance to have any success as a filmmaker and luckily all of them are fun people to be around on top of being ridiculously talented. We call our team the Cinema Geeks. If you are fun to work with, look us up!

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
BS: The best place is stabioproductions.com, vimeo.com/stabio and Cinema Geeks on Facebook.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
BS: I believe that in order for a burgeoning film scene to have continued growth, it must have venues step up to screen any and all kinds of films. The EFP brings some of the best films in Colorado to the public on a regular basis and helps filmmakers gauge the effectiveness of their art, thus hopefully going out to create something better.

The Denver Actor Project will screen January 16th at 7:00 p.m. during EFPalooza 2015 at The Bug Theatre.