Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
HQ: I became a filmmaker to create and explore worlds and characters which are virtually confined within our imagination, until we give them life. Whether we are spectators or illusionists, we have the imagination to believe in something more allegorical than our own reality.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
HQ: Music Souls is a supernatural short film which was made as a promotional piece for Switchboard Studios which is a music recording studio in Lakewood, Colorado.
Q: What else are you working on?
HQ: I’ve just completed all post work on a sci-fi-crime-thriller called “Continuum”, which I wrote and directed and will be submitting to the festival circuit. Recently, all principal photography was completed on a short psychological film called “REM”, which I also wrote and directed. Cinematographer and Visual Effects Artist roles are a focus for the near future.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
HQ: I have a tendency to physically kill off my lead character in most of my films, but somehow keep them alive through some metaphysical phenomena created within their respective universe.
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?
HQ: First and foremost, thank you to the Emerging Filmmakers Project for exposing filmmakers, not only to general audiences, but to other filmmakers and artists alike. Networking is one of the most important elements of indie filmmaking and you guys pack a house full of talent.
“Music Souls” screens at the January 2017 Emerging Filmmakers Project.