Meet the Filmmaker: Kyle Homan, “Book Buddies”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?

A: I became a filmmaker because I’ve always had stories on the mind, even since I was really young, and I always thought film was the best way to bring those stories to life. It’s the best way to clearly communicate what’s in your head to the audience, in an authentic and controlled manner; I think it’s the ultimate art. I’ve also always cherished the collaborative side of filmmaking, as a way to bond with old friends and to form relationships with new ones. Working with such a wide array of brilliant creative minds is something I never take for granted.

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

A: At EFP, we’ll be screening a short film I wrote, shot, and edited in 48 hours during the pandemic quarantine last year for the Stuck At Home 48 Hour Film Project. My sister helped with the writing process and stepped up as our lead actress, with our dog supporting in a self-titled role. We also got a huge amount of help from some friends at Picasso Media, who lent us their time and gear. The film screened in a few online film fests last year, but this will be its first in-person screening! I don’t really have any plans for the film beyond this. Although you better believe I’ll be taking on my seventh 48HFP later this year!

Q: What else are you working on?

A: I’ve been staying busy with a mix of photo and video work. I am a Photographer for Liquid Descent, a whitewater rafting company in Idaho Springs, which gets me up in the mountains and gets my hands on my camera regularly. I’m also an Editor specializing in branded content, social videos, and more; currently, I’m working on some various pieces for Airstream. And I fill in what little time I have left Set PAing on commercials of all shapes and sizes, from cars to ice cream to hospitals, and everything in between.

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

A: Maybe not weird, but heartwarming. At the end of the credits for all the movies I’ve edited, I include a special thanks to “Every One of You” for everyone who watched my movie, and sat through the credits.

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

A: Check out my website at khomproductions.com. It hasn’t been updated in awhile but gives you an overview of some of my work. I’m also hoping to soon launch a new brand, L1media.co, focusing primarily on stories revolving around the outdoors.

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

A: The EFP is amazing, and I’m so happy it’s back! I seriously missed out on live screenings so much all of last year, something I didn’t realize I took for granted. And EFP has always been a great venue to show your work, meet other cool and creative filmmakers, and see a wide array of films. So stoked to be back!