Meet the Filmmaker: Elvis León, “Cecil & Carl”

“Cecil & Carl”

CecilandCarlQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?

EL: Since I was a kid, I always had a tough time expressing myself. This changed when I discovered film school in 2009 and few years later,  I went on to graduate with a Film Producing and Screenwriting degree in 2013. Making movies has given me an outlet and I feel lucky to have found a passion that keeps me marching forward.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?

EL: Cecil & Carl, is a love story about two men who have been partners for 43 years, 8 months, 1 week and four days. Carl now has dementia Their story is not about grand gestures of love or about being gay – it is about commitment and the duties that come with it. In sickness and in health. The team hopes that the project will catch fire in film festival circuits, wish us luck!

Q: What else are you working on?

EL: I’m helping produce and co-faciliatate a couple of film related workshops. One’s a 3-day digital storytelling class and the other is a VFX and MoCap workshop that gives demonstrations on motion capture suit acting and virtual reality technology. See links below for more information!

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?

EL: vimeo.com/beyoufilms, themocapstudio.co.uk, StoryCenter.Org

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?

EL: Thank you for everything that you do for the Denver filmmaker community!

 Cecil & Carl will be screening on March 17th at the Emerging Filmmaker’s Project.