Meet the Filmmaker: Dillon Cole, “Passenger’s Seat”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
DC: It makes me feel like a kid again. I get to play with fancy, expensive toys and play pretend with my friends.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
DC: PASSENGER’S SEAT was my team’s submission to the first Weekend Warriors Film Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado. It was made in 48 hours and won Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Score and Best Cinematography when it first screened in October 2016.

Q: What else are you working on?
DC: Filmmaking-wise, mostly commercial work. I’m the Cinema Manager at The Lyric, an independent cinema in Fort Collins, Colorado. We’re opening our new location in a few months, so I’ve been working on stuff for that. Friends & I premiered our newest short, A Lindbergh Baby Situation, earlier this month and I’m already itching for a new narrative project – holla atcha gurl if you have a neat script you want produced!

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
DC: I try my best to use “little movies” instead of “short films.” It sounds so cute!

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
DC: dillonjamescole.com. My phone number is on there too if you want to prank call me or ask me out for drinks.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
DC: I’m in endless appreciation for The EFP. To me, The EFP provides a crucial step for local filmmakers in their pursuit of larger success. Thank you for showing our little movie!

 Partners will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, June 15th at The Bug Theatre.