“Cecil & Carl”
Q: 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.