Meet the Filmmaker: Kristine Hipps, “Lenny C Rocks the Mic”

Lenny C Rocks the Mic | www.facebook.com/papercatfilms/

krisQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?
KH: I became a filmmaker because I love the creative freedom of video. I can venture out alone with my camera and shoot stock footage of whatever catches my eye, or put together a cast of co-creatives to work on an ensemble piece – so many possibilites.

Q: What are we going to see at the Film Novella & Feature Fest? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
KH: Lenny C celebrates the life and work of Denver poetry legend and activist Lenny Chernilla, who passed away in 2015, leaving behind a unique legacy of fiery protest and celebration of life, in the Denver poetry scene. It was completed in August of 2016 and has not yet screened in any other venues. I am in the process of entering the piece into national film festivals and hope to garner as many screenings as I can, to share Lenny’s work and message.

Q: What else are you working on?
KH: I just finished a stage/film hybrid production at the Bug – Night of the Living Dead…Urban Legends. I am also in pre-production for a mockumentareality show about the magic shop I co-own with my boyfriend, and a documentary about good deeds.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
KH: My first projects were all horror and sci-fi films and shorts, and now I do documentaries – kind of a weird segue. I only have one kidney.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
KH: www.facebook.com/papercatfilms/

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
KH: EFP is the premiere platform for screening original work in Denver, and we’re so lucky to have this organization with it’s screening and networking opportunities, classes and festivals.

Lenny C Rocks the Mic will screen November 20th at 8:00 p.m. during 2016 Film Novella & Feature Fest at The Bug Theatre.