Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
JH: I think it’s twofold. I love to hear, see, read, and tell stories, and I love the collaboration that comes with working on a film with a cast and crew you trust. There’s something magical when a script you write comes to life, but it only gets there when you open it up to layers upon layers of interpretation by other artists. That’s where the good stuff happens.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
JH: Rocky Mountain Flyathlon: Run.Fish.Beer is a short documentary about an event that screams “Colorado.” I heard about it from a friend and we decided it’d be fun to document. This is it’s first public screening.
Q: What else are you working on?
JH: I’m currently in pre-production on a horror short called, “The Dollcatcher,” a terrifying Twilight Zonesque jaunt in the woods.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
JH: I mean… The bin of porcelain dolls in the living room being created for “The Dollcatcher” is pretty weird.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
JH: You can visit: youmayclap.com or vimeo.com/jameyhastings. You can also follow my You May Clap Productions Facebook page.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
JH: I love EFP and am so happy to see it’s return! I have met so many of my favorite film collaborators just by showing up, watching films, and chatting.
Rocky Mountain Flyathon will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, July 15th, 2021 at The Bug Theatre.