Meet the Filmmaker: Cook St. Productions, “Pitch Perfect 237”

Pitch Perfect 237cookstproductions.com

478796_450639528317489_476067622_oQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?
CS: This may sound too simple, but the four of us have been friends for over a decade, and have always bonded over a love for comedy. We would always talk about writing a movie, but our 20s got in the way. So when we started Cook St. in 2011, it meant that we would never have to wonder ‘what could have been.’

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
CS: We are watching Pitch Perfect 237, which we showed at OSN’s December screening. It’s loaded with copyrighted material so there are no plans to submit it anywhere fancy. But we did put it on YouTube and were lucky to have some viral traction; it currently has over 550,000 views, and not all of those can be our parents, right? Right?

Q: What else are you working on?
CS: We spent the last year doing sketches, but are happy to return to longer narratives in 2015. We have a web series premiering by the end of the month, and are currently developing a short film to shoot this spring, barring any major arguments that cause Cook St. to split up and friendships to perish.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
CS: Everyone always assumes we’re a group of black actors wearing whiteface, but it’s not true — we’re very much white in real life.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
CS: Everything we’ve ever done is at our website, cookstproductions.com, and you can also check out our channel(s) on YouTube and FunnyOrDie, which have over 40 of our videos from the past 3 years.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
CS: We’re honored to be screened and just excited to check out the glut of local films at this festival. It’s great to get out of our own bubble and just see all the talent and hard work happening everywhere you look in Denver.

Pitch Perfect 237 will screen January 16th at 9:00 p.m. during EFPalooza 2015 at The Bug Theatre.