Meet the Filmmaker: Evan Wiley, “Reservoir Rising” (Trailer)

Reservoir Rising (Trailer) | www.reservoirrising.com

CrewQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?
EW: For me, it’s never been about anything but the film. I started as a photographer when I was young and began to interpret the world in a visual way, and began making films with friends. It became a passion, and turned into a profession after that.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
EW: We’ll be seeing the trailer for Reservoir Rising which is a movie about fulfillment and decision. It’s funny that you asked what our plans are. We haven’t screened this film elsewhere because we encountered technical difficulties with our project. We have started a crowdfunding campaign so we can finish the project by November.

Q: What else are you working on?
EW: I’m currently in pre-production for a smaller short film, planned to film in November. After that, I will immediately begin seeking funding for the largest of my projects, filming in April of 2015.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
EW: As a writer and director, my inspiration comes from the world around me in a visual way. I don’t necessarily start a project by thinking of characters and a plot line. For example, I showed a film back in November of last year called The Old Tin Can. This was a silent short film based entirely around a rusty old can I came upon in my garage one day.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
EW: They can go to my websites where there’s more info about my production company; Venture Compass Pictures, and our current film; Reservoir Rising. www.venturecompasspictures.com and www.reservoirrising.com.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
EW: The Emerging Filmmakers Project is a great space for networking and publicity because it’s the central hub for filmmakers in Denver. Everyone knows each other, everybody can share their projects with each other, and everybody can benefit. We’re lucky to have a place like this.

The trailer for Reservoir Rising will screen October 16th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.