Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
JD: I love movies, all kinds. And I like creating stories. They go together.
Q: What are we going to see at EFPalooza? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
JD: Joyride is a personal woman’s story. A woman is driving around in her car with chattering voices in her head – and then they start to appear as different versions of herself. The hot topic is her pregnancy scare and unsure of who the father is. This wasn’t supposed to happen. The entire story takes place inside the car. It was filmed entirely using a green screen in a garage. This is the first public screening for this film.
Q: What else are you working on?
JD: I am working on a science fiction web series about a guy who gets left behind to die on a destroyed world and is discovered about 100 years later and then revived.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
JD: They always have surreal, fantasy, or science fiction elements.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about EFPalooza or The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
JD: I am thrilled and honored to be in the film festival. It’s a terrific showcase of Colorado films. I love being part of the event because I meet other filmmakers and often see unique innovations in their films.
Joyride will screen Saturday, March 21st at 6:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre as part of the Saturday Evening Shorts block during the 2020 EFPalooza Film Festival.