“Phil Collins Gets Shot”
Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
JZ: My sociology professor had an assignment requirement, to write an essay after going to one night of his weekly film series, the one I first went to I knew nothing about prior to the viewing, it was Eraserhead. I went to almost every film in his series and was considering a 6 week course in New York Film Academy during the summer. As a mover in college, I moved a filmmaker’s friend and told him my plans, he shook his head and said get a computer and a dv camcorder. I did, and landed an internship with atomfilms.com in 2000.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
JZ: We are seeing a webisode submitted back when it first came out, it is episode 3 of a series called the Art of Acting Out. It’s been out for a while now, in fact we only recently released the final chapter, episode 8. Go watch it on YouTube now!
Q: What else are you working on?
JZ: I’m looking for some people to put together something fun for Halloween, I think it’s got a possibility to go viral so, come talk to me.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
JZ: Just one? Just talk to me for more than 2 minutes, you’ll find several weird things.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
JZ: youtube.com/nationofstrangers, facebook.com/
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
JZ: This is my favorite place to screen! Thanks for doing this!
“Phil Collins Gets Shot” will screen on August 20th at the Emerging Filmmaker’s Project.