Meet the Filmmaker: JoseLuis Rodriguez, “Endless Taiga”

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Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
JR: In short, I would say that the art of film-making drew me in because it is one of the major mediums necessary for the realization of stories, and as a story teller myself it is my task to be able to use or locate someone who can use whatever medium will best serve the story I wish to tell.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
JR: The film being shown at the EFP is Endless Taiga which I would describe as a surreal narrative that details the possible lives of a young boy. That’s all I am willing to say as the giving too much of my own interpretation will undoubtedly bias the audience when they experience it.

Q: What else are you working on?
JR: Currently, my attention is being spent on assisting my fellow producers create their own films, but two potential screen plays are in the works and once a slot opens I will surely begin production.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
JR: I would say that the initial inception of the film was quite strange given the fact that the original screen play was written as a spiteful joke playing on all the stereotypes of artistic films due to my previous screen play being rejected.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
JR: I would say that if you are interested in the film you saw, please feel free to pay a visit to our YouTube page “Reserved Pictures” which contains all of the films my fellow producers and I have made in the past three years.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
JR: I would just like to thank you for the opportunity to show my film at this event.

Endless Taiga will screen January 17th at 3:00 p.m. during EFPalooza 2015 at The Bug Theatre.