Meet the Filmmaker: Carlos Daniel Flores, “I Stand Still: a love poem”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
CF: Filmmaking is one of those things I somewhat inadvertently stumbled upon when I was younger. I already had a passion for music, writing, art and photography, and film just beautifully puts all of those together. I love the technical challenge, the endless possibilities for telling the human story, and just about everything about the process.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
CF: I Stand Still is a freeform exploration of the love between two women and the challenges arising from the protagonist’s fears. It premiered at the Southern Colorado Film Festival in Alamosa. This is the second in a series of short cinematic poems, conceived mostly to hone our skills, open up our creative process with a more improvisational flow, and meeting new talented people in the Denver area. The production process for this one was unique in that, while most of the shots were planned in detail, the argument between the lovers that becomes the focus of the story was entirely improvised on the spot.

Q: What else are you working on?
CF: I am currently entering production for an exciting short poem, Con tus manos, which will feature a dance between two men, and refining a feature length screenplay to be produced here in Denver!

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
CF: I’ll watch almost anything with the subtitles on… I hate missing things!

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
CF: For general updates, www.facebook.com/watcheyestudios
For new movies, www.vimeo.com/watcheyestudios
And for artwork, www.1-carlos-flores.pixels.com

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
CF: This is my second time at the EFP. Last time was a lot of fun, can’t wait to see the other projects and meet some more cool peoplez!

I Stand Still: a love poem will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, March 16th at The Bug Theatre.