Meet the Filmmaker: Jamey Hastings, “Clippings”


Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?

JH: I like to tell stories, and to preserve stories. Film feels like one of the best ways to do that in way that is accessible to many different people.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?

JH: This is a short film called, “Clippings.” Previously, it screened in Paducah, Kentucky at the River’s Edge International Film Festival. Look up Paducah! It’s wonderful!

Q: What else are you working on? 

JH: I finished a rough, rough, rough draft of a feature screenplay, wrote some websides (now shelved), and brainstormed a short film featuring a giant rock. Basically, I’ve been on hiatus, though, and am currently thinking of going back into the documentary direction, which is what I originally expected to do when I started making films way back when. I’ve been shooting some outdoors films with my boyfriend. We might do that for a while. We’ll see!

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?

JH: Almost all of my films have stemmed from a joke idea that transformed into a real idea.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?

JH: You can visit my website www.youmayclap.com (maybe it’ll be back up by the time you click on it) or find You May Clap Productions on Facebook: facebook.com/YouMayClapProductions or Twitter: @youmayclap

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
JH: EFP is one of the places where you can pretty much guarantee that you’ll have a good time! As a filmmaker, you usually don’t know what you’re getting into when you agree to have your film shown, but the folks at The Bug and with EFP always do a great job of screening work well, and offering up a lively discussion.

“Clippings” will be screening at the September 2016 Emerging Filmmaker’s Project at the Bug Theatre.