EFP: Why did you become a filmmaker?
JC: I’ve always loved film as a medium…it’s a shared journey of what the filmmaker is handing to the audience and what the audience takes from the film. Often they’re not the same things at all, but each interpretation can be valid!
EFP: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
JC: The idea for “The Rose” came when I was reading thru my copy of Grimm’s Fairy Tales and came across the story of the same title. As a parent, it resonated with me deeply and the modernized concept jumped into my mind almost immediately. I banged out the script in about a week and filmed it around my family time. As often happens, real life has kept me from having as much creative time as I’d like, so this is the film’s first public screening.
EFP: What else are you working on?
JC: Currently I have another script completed for a horror short (those pesky and too often creepy door to door salesmen!) to film and two scripts in progress.
EFP: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
JC: The list is long yet distinguished! I will narrow it down to that, as a beginning and not quite confident in myself filmmaker, my casts thus far have consisted of my family. If they figure out that I don’t really know what I’m doing, I can just ground them!
EFP: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
JC: My production company, Crescent Coyote Productions, is on Facebook. I personally have my professional page on FB as well (directing projects as well as my acting (badly) projects 😀 ).
EFP: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
JC: Denver has a thriving film community, and EFP allows filmmakers to connect, share, and grow as artists. Thank you!