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Meet the Filmmaker: Jill Harrigan, “Half Lost”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
JH: I have been tugged in this direction ever since I was a child. When my family bought a VHS Camcorder, my younger brother, our cousin and I would script out short films and shoot them all over the neighborhood. As an adult, I’ve done things here and there, but over the last year or so I realized exactly the kind of films I want to make. Half Lost is my first attempt at what I hope to be a long line of films featuring lesbian protagonists whose dilemma has nothing to do with their sexual preference.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
JH: Half Lost is a film about a young woman who is mourning the loss of her twin sister which in turn puts a strain on the relationship she has with her girlfriend. It has not screened anywhere else yet, but I will continue to submit it to festivals and see what happens. 🙂

Q: What else are you working on?
JH: Right now, I’m focused on learning as much as I can so I just took an Adobe Premiere workshop and will be helping out on other people’s film sets over the summer. I’m also in the rewrite process of a full feature film that I hope to finish within the next few months.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
JH: For this film in particular, we ended up being short on wardrobe options, so all 3 actresses went through my closet and my wife’s closet to find things to wear for some of the scenes.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
JH: I will always post my latest films on Vimeo, but you can also find me on FB & Twitter.
Jill Harrigan on Vimeo
Jill Harrigan on Facebook
@jillharrigan on Twitter

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
JH: Thank you for creating a space for brand new filmmakers to showcase their work!

Half Lost will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, April 19th at The Bug Theatre.