Meet the Filmmaker: Lance Armstrong, “The Dragon’s Quest”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
LA: I’ve loved films since I was a kid. Sci-Fi and monster movies with guys in rubber suits, like Godzilla, where my favorite. When I was making digital special effects for Hollywood, I started thinking that I could make films myself. I made my first film, The Rudolf, based on an underground comix, Junkwaffel, that I’ve kept with me ever since the late 1960’s.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
LA: You’re going to see my film, The Dragon’s Quest, a film I finished in 2013. It was featured at the 2015 Fort Collins Choice City Filmfest. It’s a great little film about not assuming you know the reason something happens until you see the ending of the film. Never second guess a director.

Q: What else are you working on?
LA: Currently, I’m still looking for a good short story I can turn into my next movie.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
LA: I’ve discovered that finding a good story for a film is a lot harder than it looks.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
LA: I will be posting the addresses of my films from Google Drive shortly.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
LA: What a great way to get some exposure for your hand-crafted films. And, it’s been going on for twenty years. FANTASTIC.

The Dragon’s Quest will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, October 19th at The Bug Theatre.