Meet the Filmmaker: John Hartman

EFP Filmmaker Interview with John Hartman

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?

JH: I became a filmmaker because it’s the best way I know of to create an alternate artistic reality — that lives outside my head.


Q: What else are you working on?

JH: I am also working on several other super 8 films: “Gothenstein,” “Kung Fu Sisters,” “Dolls of the Damned,” and “Sir Hi Brow.”

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?

JH: One weird thing about me: I like to walk around in a GOTH ROBOT trash can outfit (often risking my life in the process (which is as weird as it is stupid) and refuse tips…I just do it to distract folks from the mundane. One weird thing about my films is that I enjoy incorporating footage of the police kicking my crew off stolen locations.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?

JH: reelgroovyfilms.com

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?

JH: The EFP is very accommodating in that a venue is provided that caters to works that might not otherwise be seen, and live feedback is encouraged.

John Hartman will screen September 19th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.