Meet the Filmmaker: Mark Fukae, “The Unearthly Episode 1: Missing” (Part One)

The Unearthly Episode 1: Missing | http://theunearthlyseries.com

imageQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?
MF: I love telling stories! But I could never find the right vehicle to do it properly, until I saw my older brother shooting, editing and projecting his Super 8 comedy films at home. That and seeing Monty Python and the Holy Grail on the big screen. I was hooked! How did Terry Gilliam do that? It’s amazing how influenced a 7 year old can be to the gateway drug of film…

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
MF: We are going to be seeing at the EFP, The Unearthly pilot titled “Missing”. This is a cosmic horror series, based upon the Cthulhu mythos of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. It has not screened elsewhere, other than directly on its website: http://theunearthlyseries.com

Q: What else are you working on?
MF: We are going to be starting another crowdfunding campaign for The Unearthly, due to the costs of the special effects animation for the alien creatures later in the season. In addition to the ongoing production and post production work on The Unearthly series, I am going into production in Colorado on a feature thriller titled Divergence. We start that in March and am writing two other feature projects to develop.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
MF: Ironically, production on a Cthulhu based project can make one go crazy! I unintentionally have a character in the show, as well as write, direct, edit, and grade The Unearthly. It’s a given that a filmmaker wears many hats on their labors of love. Just don’t kill yourself doing literally everything on every production. Filmmaking is truly a collaborative medium. Surround yourself with talented craftspeople. You will thank yourself and be a more effective storyteller in the process!

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
MF: Check out The Unearthly‘s website at http://theunearthlyseries.com and my personal Vimeo site: https://vimeo.com/3rfilmworks/videos for current projects. The Internet Movie Database also lists current projects as well.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
MF: What more can I say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project? That it is truly the only venue that is ongoing every third Thursday of every month, where you can see and be and interact with amazing, talented filmmakers! You got to love that!

The Unearthly Episode 1: Missing will screen October 16th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.