Meet the Filmmaker: Kareem Kamahl Taylor, “Debris”


Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?

KK: I became a filmmaker because I don’t think I had any choice in the matter.  From as early as I can remember I was immersed in the art of filmmaking.  As a child I spent most of my days watching movies with my mother.  By the age of 8 I knew I wanted to be a filmmaker.  By the 6th grade I was gathering my friends to direct a film about a book instead of writing a book report like the teacher wanted.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?

KK: The audience is going to see a short film called “Debris”.  It is based on a poem written by Matt Clifford and it was produced and directed in 48 hours for the 2012 Spoken Word Cinema Challenge.

Q: What else are you working on?

KK: I just completed a short film called, “LET ME HOLLA AT YA”, which is a campy, romantic, horror-comedy, thriller.  I recently submitted it to several film festivals and I just produced a psychological thriller short film called, “REM”.  We have a trailer out now for that film.  I am also in post production on a documentary called, “Colorado Cares – The Movie”, which is about a fundraising concert for the victims of the 2012 Colorado Wildfires.

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

KK: I love to watch old Kung fu movies with my Italian Greyhound while we eat organic strawberries.

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

KK: My facebook page is www.Facebook.com/LiveLifeFilms and on Twitter I am @LiveLifeFilms or @LetMeHollaAtYa

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

KK: I’ve attended several EFP festivals in the past and I am always amazed at the awesome talent that is in the state of Colorado.  I think this monthly screening is a stable in the Denver filmmaking community and I’m honored to be chosen to screen here.  Thank you.

“Debris” will be screened at the November 2016 Emerging Filmmaker’s Project!