Meet the Filmmaker: Evgueni Mlodik, “Trish in a Barrel”

Trish in a Barrel

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?

EM: At the risk of sounding angsty and pretentious, there has always been a sort of a void within me, I always felt incomplete. The only time I seem to be able to quell this emptiness is when making films. Creating a story on the screen and sharing it with others helps me feel complete, that is the best I can describe it.

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

EM: You are going to see my first and only foray into the western genre, Trish in a Barrel. If you are familiar with my previous films, I injected a lot of my usual zaniness and a touch of depravity into the standard western formula, and I hope that the end product will be enjoyable to watch. It was originally a product of the 48 Hour Film Project, it was fun to make, and quite a challenge. I ended up with a noticeable gray spot in my beard after we completed the film, which I proudly call “Trish.”

Q: What else are you working on?

EM: After a three year hiatus, I decided to go back to my roots and make another “sexy” film, with which I am elbows deep in post-production. It’s an anthology film titled Compromising Positions, and that title perfectly reflects its content. I think it’s one of funniest and strangest films I’ve made to date. I’m also busy developing a modern day film adaptation of Venus in Furs, a quaint little 19th century romance novel that single-handily invented the term “Sadomasochism.”

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

EM: Oh, my… I think we tried it once before. Probably that they all feature depraved voluptuous women in dark clothing doing some very naughty things. Paging Dr. Freud, I know, but what can you do?

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

EM: They are more than welcome to visit my artist page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/evguenimlodikdirector), as well as my IMDb page (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3427160/).

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

EM: Yes, EFP is an amazing resource of aspiring filmmakers here in Colorado and it never ceases to amaze me the amount of sheer raw talent it showcases every month. I love that it helps our film community grow through networking and appreciation of each others’ art.
Trish in a Barrel” screens at the January 2017 Emerging Filmmakers Project.