Meet the Filmmaker: Ian Miller, “CDAI – Virtual Prisoner”

CDAI – Virtual Prisonerhttps://www.facebook.com/CDAIMovie

11150844_1390104804649644_1270268282577920007_nQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?
IM: I have enjoyed films since I was very little, and I tried creating pictures in my early years. However, I truly fell in love with the idea of making films when I saw Super 8. It’s one of my favorites and the character of Charles inspired me to take it to the next level. Ever since I was 12 I’ve been film making. I have had multiple solid short films, but this is my first “full-length” feature. With the success of this one, it only confirms that I want to do this for the rest of my life.

Q: What are we going to see at the Film Novella & Feature Fest? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
IM: You are seeing a tense, sci-fi thriller that explores and defines the idea of personhood and what it means to be alive through the eyes of Jamie and CDAI (her name means Cybernetic Defense Artificial Intelligence). Award winner Lexie Greenawalt and I wrote it together and I directed the picture. This is it’s first public screening and we hope to sell it to a dvd distribution company or digital distribution company.

Q: What else are you working on?
IM: My film company is brainstorming for the next film as we speak, but we intend with all our best to produce an even better film in the next year.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
IM: I wear a suit jacket everywhere to do everything. School? Suit. Rehearsal? Suit. Film Shoot? Suit. Swimming? Suit.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
IM: We have a facebook page called CDAImovie where you can order the film and we will be posting news on the next film there as well. I have also done a short film called One Argument DMTA that you can find online.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
IM: I would like to thank them for this opportunity to show my film to the world at large so I can learn and grow as a film maker.

CDAI – Virtual Prisoner will screen November 29th at 2:00 p.m. during Film Novella & Feature Fest 2015 at The Bug Theatre.