Meet the Filmmaker: Kevin Mohatt, “Apple Seeds”

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Meet Kevin Mohatt.  Kevin is a filmmaker and photojournalist, and he and his wife recently welcomed a brand new baby into the world (Congratulations!)  Eileen recently sat down to talk with him about his short film Apple Seeds, which he will be screening at the November EFP.

EA: Why did you become a filmmaker?

KM: I absolutely love telling stories. Whether it’s through still photography, video or writing, I enjoy telling the stories of others. Film is a natural progression for me to tell those stories. And even though Apple Seeds is a fictional piece, I really enjoy telling the stories of real people in real situations.

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

KM: This is a film that features a 17-month-old boy who, as his older self, recollects a day when he thinks his parents left him alone. The film is cute and introspective (at least I think so;). It is narrated by 9-year-old actor Colin Blackford.

EA: What else are you working on?

KM: I recently filmed my wife’s birth and prenatal care to show a comparison between traditional doctor care and the midwifery model of care. Many see home births and VBACs as controversial decisions though I wanted to show that they can be a great option for lots of women. I’m currently in the editing phase of that documentary film and hope to have it complete by sprint of 2014.

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

KM: I don’t actually own my own camera that shoots video! Thanks to great family and friends, I’ve been able to shoot all my videos on borrowed equipment but I hope to get a new camera (with video) soon.

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

KM: Please visit http://ElatiPhotography.com for my wedding photography and video work and visit http://KJMphotojournalism.com for my photo stories.

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

KM: I think it’s great that there are organizations like EFP that support and encourage independent film in Denver. It’s nice for emerging filmmakers like myself to have a platform to show our work.

Apple Seeds will screen November 21st at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.