Meet the Filmmaker: Evan Cannon, “Privilege”


Evan.Cannon-3284Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?

EC: I felt the need to express certain ideas and feelings in a way that I couldn’t as effectively communicate in any other format but film. The combination of visuals, audio, words, and performance create a particular kind of reaction in people that can’t really be achieved in any other medium. Film, for me, is a way of sharing thoughts with others and in a way allowing them to see inside my mind.

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

EC: “Privilege” is a short film I wrote and directed in 2012 as part of a Colorado Film School course. It was accepted into three international film festivals: Starz! Denver Film Festival 2013, Napa Valley Film Festival 2013, and Orlando Film Festival 2013.

Q: What else are you working on?

EC: I’m currently producing online video content for Craftsy.com, and working on a feature script.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?

EC: “Privilege” was shot in one day.

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

EC: Find me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/privilegeshortfilm/?ref=hl

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

EC: I think it’s impressive and imperative work that the EFP does. There are far too few voices for local indie film in Colorado and the EFP gives local artists a platform to share work and connect with other filmmakers. Colorado has seriously talented filmmakers that deserve notice and the EFP is helping them achieve that.

“Privilege” will be screening on March 17th at the Emerging Filmmaker’s Project.