Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
JV: I became a filmmaker to tell stories that inspire creativity and change in my community and the world around me.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
JV: At the EFP we are going to see the animated horror short titled Hopeless. This short has not been screened before, and I hope the audience enjoys the movie and finds it entertaining.
Q: What else are you working on?
JV: In addition to my client work my personal projects consist of a cartoon comedy series I’m developing. A couple live action short films and a documentary about the Chicano and Lowriding Culture in Colorado.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
JV: One weird thing about me is I’m never locked down to one film position or style. I enjoy all aspects of filmmaking. And I feel my work reflects that.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
JV: This is the 3rd film the Emerging Filmmakers Project has showcased of mine. And I can not express my gratitude enough!! I love their platform and how they use it to spotlight Colorado filmmakers!! THANK YOU
Hopeless will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, October 17th at The Bug Theatre.