Meet the Filmmaker: Jamey Hastings, “Ten Past Two”

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Jamey-bwMeet Jamey Hastings.  Jamey is a multi-talented filmmaker who has won several prestigious awards for her producing work at PPLD TV, including a Heartland Emmy in 2012.  Her producing credits include PPLD TV’s “Colorado Cinema Spotlight”, an hour-long show that features the work of a Colorado filmmaker every month.  Eileen recently sat down with Jamey to talk about her short film “Ten Past Two”, which will premiere at the January EFP (which, incidentally, also marks Jamey’s debut screening at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.)

EA: Why did you become a filmmaker?

JH: I was initially drawn to filmmaking after watching a TV show about special effects in the 90’s. That’s originally what I wanted to do, until I went to college and finally met up with indie films, foreign films, and silent films, and realized I loved them even more than the effects driven pieces. I became entranced by good storytelling, and thought I would make documentaries. Then, I directed my first fictional piece, and that changed everything. That’s when I fell in love with directing.

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

JH: This is the premiere of Ten Past Two starring Kendra Buck and Heath Heine. I can’t wait to see the audience response.

EA: What else are you working on?

JH: I’m currently in the final stages of post production on a longer short film, Dink, which is a buddy comedy about a normal guy who finds himself stuck with the power to see people’s future accidents. It should premiere in the next couple of months. I plan on writing several more pieces this year that are under ten minutes. The first one is an ensemble piece inspired by the play, Waiting for Godot. I also have a feature script I’ve been tinkering with that I hope to get drafted out this year.

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

JH: In general, I’m kind of weird. For instance I don’t like spaghetti, and for a while I wouldn’t use forks, which is easier when you don’t eat spaghetti, but still… it was kind of weird. Actually, I still prefer spoons. In my films, I like to tell stories about normal people that have weird things happen to them. That’s kind of my thing. I think I always fantasize about those weird things happening to me, and so its easy for me to put them into a film. Maybe I’ll write something about killer forks one day.

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

JH: You can find me on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/YouMayClapProductions or on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/jameyhastings

EA: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?

JH: I love the Emerging Filmmakers Project. I’ve seen so many fantastic films, and met some really cool people, several of them even worked on this project. The monthly event never ceases to inspire me in some way.

Ten Past Two will screen January 16th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.