Meet the Filmmaker: Josh Boehnke, “(Because in the end) It’s Only Helium”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
JB: I love storytelling, and learning and reflecting about life through the things we create and the stories we tell. It’s also just fun. Who wouldn’t want to make a movie?

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
JB: (Because in the end) It’s Only Helium, is a short drama about moving on from grief and heartbreak, and the processes that we’re willing to go through in order to find clarity and resolution. It’s kind of got that “Eternal Sunshine” mentality, not that I would ever try to compare it to that film. It was finished right after most of the festival deadlines in Colorado this year, so it’s only had a few minor screenings. It’ll hopefully be screening more in 2018, here in Colorado.

Q: What else are you working on?
JB: I’m working on learning and studying. Right now, I’m trying to get on set as much as I can, and shoot as much as I can to stay sharp. And I guess I should say, the right type of sets and shoots that are going to help me grow as a filmmaker. I’ve been fortunate enough to work on some commercials recently, meeting and working with a few people that came in from out of state. We worked on a Verizon commercial a few weeks back, and I learned so much just by being there and absorbing, just those little things. I’m also hoping to write more, and write better. I’ve realized that no matter who you meet or what resources you have, none of it matters unless there’s a script, an idea. That’s the blood and oxygen of all this. Beyond that, we’ve made a few short little videos that are posted online. I just finished up a short little video about two high schoolers and their first kiss, called First, of course.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
JB: I’m really not a big fan of bacon.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
JB: You can check out my work and some of my buddies work here:

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
JB: It’s so important to have organizations like EFP supporting and embracing local filmmakers, so thank you for screening us!

(Because in the end) It’s Only Helium will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, December 21st at The Bug Theatre.