Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
MH: I saw Jurassic Park when I was five and realized it was the only way to make dinosaurs real 🙂 Over the years, though, I’ve found stories to be a profound way to cultivate empathy and make the world a better place.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
MH: Ghost Story: A Modern Fairy Tale is a short film my producing partner Brittany Zampella and I released on YouTube during Covid. It was the first film we made after we formed our company, Farsighted Creative. We’ve actually never played to a live audience before, so we’re pretty darn excited.
Q: What else are you working on?
MH: I’m hard at work on a shooting script for a feature RomCom shooting in Vancouver in May/June. For Farsighted Creative (our production company), we just finished a documentary called A Good Neighbor about environmental justice in Commerce City. We’re also working on a big initiative to help Colorado filmmakers have more sustainable and eco-friendly sets – stay tuned!
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
MH: I suppose it’s because Jurassic Park was my inspiration for filmmaking, but I always put a Jurassic Park reference in my scripts. It’s probably the most obvious in Ghost Story out of all my films.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
MH: FarsightedCreative.com or @Farsighted.creative (IG) are the best places to find what our production company is up to next, or watch some of our past work. There are some more fun shorts on there!
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
MH: I’ve been coming to the Emerging Filmmakers Project FOREVER and I’m so thankful to show our work here. It’s a staple of the wonderful Colorado film community.
Ghost Story: A Modern Fairy Tale will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, April 20th, 2023 at The Bug Theatre.