Meet the Filmmaker: Kelsey Bliss, “Steampunk Cowboy”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
KB: I took a film class about making a silent film at the Elitch Theatre Academy and I ended up as the director of Steampunk Cowboy. I have also been helping my Dad, Michael Bliss, with his films and I like making movies.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
KB: We are going to see a Silent Film about a Steampunk Cowboy that travels through time to find his lost dog. This film has screened in 3 film festivals including the Colorado Independent Woman of Film Festival.

Q: What else are you working on?
KB: Helping my Dad with his new film Hush Little Baby.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
KB: Our main actor Kaelen got hurt on the first scene of Steampunk Cowboy because Lola (The star dog in the movie) pulled him and he didn’t want to let go. Kaelen was a trooper and we finished shooting everything in one day.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
KB: You can see what we are doing at ETFest.com. We are working on saving the Historic Elitch Theatre

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
KB: I first meet Patrick Sheridan at EFP and then I took acting classes with him. I learned a lot from him and I miss him so much!

Steampunk Cowboy will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, August 15th at The Bug Theatre.