Meet the Filmmaker, Brianna Matthews, “Just a Body”

“Just a Body”


11906732_464094860428689_3102571039283377857_oQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?
BM: Films are and always have been a way for me to connect to others without the dread of socializing and better understand myself. I loved movies since I was a child and always had creative interests but no inherent arts talents. As I got older, the film industry fascinated me. How creative decisions were made the business worked were things I found easy to understand and had great interest in.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
BM: “Just a Body” is a necrophiliac musical that I produced with a group of filmmakers as our thesis project at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. We’ve screened at two film festivals in North Carolina and a small filmmakers venue in Chicago. We’ve submitted to several other festivals including Slamdance and Boulder International. Fingers crossed!
Q: What else are you working on?
BM: Me and Harry Rossi, the director of Just a Body, are developing a low budget feature length absurd mystery script about a group of 12 year girls that I’m really excited about. I’m also working on getting my MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises from Northwestern University, hopefully this will help me get investors on  board for future projects.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
BM: I made a necrophilia musical, how much weirder do you want me to be?
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
BM: Our facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/abodysjustabody You can also find me on IMDb!
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
BM: I’m so excited to screen one of my films in my home state!
“Just a Body” will be screening on December 17th at the Emerging Filmmaker’s Project. 

Kate Lowell