Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
MD: Memories for me, particularly bad ones, play like home movies in my mind. After years of watching replays in my own head, or as my doctor calls it PTSD. I just needed everyone to see the world within my mind. As a way to filter it out of my head. Since I’ve put this on paper, it’s like I’ve finally separated myself from a pain I thought would never go away. That burden is now the characters’ weight to carry. To put it simply I have to write films for my own peace of mind.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
MD: I am screening the Tanglewood proof of concept trailer. The EFP is the first to screen. The plans are to show investors what I can do and have them join the project to make the feature.
Q: What else are you working on?
MD: Tanglewood Feature. Planning to start principal photography in June.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
MD: The music composers were the first crew members on board with Tanglewood. In the proof of concept trailer I used both of them as the main characters. This allowed them to embody the characters and they wrote the song for the trailer on the two days of shooting.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
MD: Maggie Daniels
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/maggielogic/
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
MD: I have attended many Emerging Filmmakers Project Screenings at the Bug Theatre. It is a really good feeling to now be apart of the lineup.
Tanglewood (proof of concept) will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, April 18th at The Bug Theatre.