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