Meet the Filmmaker: Guillermo Roques, “The Big Sell”

“The Big Sell”


photo2voiceQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?
GR: I finished my Degree in Journalism at the same time there was a big Media crisis and newspapers were closing down. I had a lot of free time and I gave it a try.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
GR: ¨The Big Sell¨ is a video that I did for the Denver Voice. Once a year, the Board members go out to the streets with the vendors trying to promote the newspaper. They asked me to film it. This is the result of a few hours of a cold morning in Downtown Denver.
It has been used at different fundraising events by the Denver Voice.
Hopefully, in the future it will be part of a broader project about the many faces of homelessness.
Q: What else are you working on?
GR: I´m working around a couple short documentaries about homelessness, and also an experimental piece about The Sand Creek Masacre.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
GR: I usually edit very fast and I get a rough cut in a few hours. I spend 3/4 of my time looking for background sounds and trying different color corrections.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
GR: My website is www.guillermoroques.com
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
GR: Good place. Cold beer (sometimes). Great people.
“The Big Sell” will be screening at the January 21st Emerging Filmmaker’s Project. 

Kate Lowell