“Forgive Me Father”
Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
HJ: I’ve wanted to be a filmmaker for as long as I can remember. The medium of film attracted me because it was one of the few art forms that can be reached by a broad audience in a fast amount of time. It is really the most convenient art form in terms of storytelling and that is something that always drew me to it.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
HJ: You will be seeing “Forgive Me Father” as short film I made over the course of three hours. It has been rejected from every film festival I have submitted it to thus far except EFP. My current plans are for it to be rejected from the remaining film festivals and then I can release it online finally.
Q: What else are you working on?
HJ: College! I’m currently applying to film school. So if a Film School admissions person is reading this, please accept me to your college. I’m 19 and set goals higher than I should have. Please accept me. I’m desperate.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
HJ: I tricked my high school into thinking that I was attending the University of Havana in Cuba. So if anyone asks, I live in Cuba.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
HJ: You can friend me on Facebook. You can follow me on twitter: @byronichenry. You can come and talk to me if you see me on the street. I’m a pretty open and friendly person.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
HJ: I’m glad this outlet exists. Even if people watch my film here and hate it, I’m glad this outlet exists for those who are more talented than I am and I’m honored to be a part of it.
“Forgive Me Father” will be screening at the December 17th Emerging Filmmaker’s Project.