Meet the Filmmaker: Kyle Homan, “Shards”



Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?

KH: I always liked the idea of telling stories and creating an entire world out of nothing but words. It started with writing little books and short stories, but when I realized I could make it come to life in a new way, I immediately became encapsulated in filmmaking. Being able to craft a story, put it on paper, and then take those words and make them human beings that we can see and watch is a truly unique, beautiful, and exciting experience.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
KH: “Shards” is my latest short film and it was my end-of-the-semester project for my classes at the Colorado Film School. It’s a small but intense story about kindness, redemption, and picking up the pieces. This is its first public screening. I have also submitted it to Intendence Film Festival in Aurora as well as a few other out of state film fests.
Q: What else are you working on?
KH: Honing my craft. I know that’s kind of a general answer, but I’m attending classes at the Colorado Film School and constantly learning new ways to express myself in my stories. I don’t have any specific projects I’m working on right now, but as always, I’ve got a few ideas bouncing around in my head.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
KH: For a good long streak of my films, I had at least one foot shot somewhere in there. I broke the curse with “Shards”, but unfortunately didn’t break the curse of the foot fetish jokes amongst my friends.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
KH: Check out my IMDb page here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7276718/?ref_=tt_ov_dr. My current YouTube channel is “Kyle Homan Films” and my channel from high school is “Rinseman Pictures”.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
KH: It’s absolutely awesome the opportunities they give to filmmakers. Sometimes, the hardest part (and often the most important part) can be going out and meeting people and making those connections. EFP makes it really easy to do that, as well as giving you a platform for your work to be seen.
“Shards” will be screening on February 18th at the Emerging Filmmaker’s Project. 

Kate Lowell