Meet the Filmmaker: Mason Aks, “Tag”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
MA: I have been doing theater my whole life, and after awhile I was noticing that film is a better place to be to get recognized. Your pieces and progress is permanent, and will stay for entertainment for years to come.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
MA: You will be seeing a small video I made challenging myself to not use dialogue for a film.

Q: What else are you working on?
MA: I just finished releasing my first TV pilot, which is a comedic retelling if Grimm’s Fairy Tales. We had a budget of $4,000 and all volunteers for actors and we got it done.

Here is a link: https://youtu.be/yrZW5lUbTns

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
MA: I try to stylize my filmmaking so that the camera tells the jokes instead of only the actors. As I’ve been progressing I’ve been enhancing dialogue delivery, but my comedic filmmaking is still present.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
MA: Two places:

Old World Productions Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Oldworldproductions/

Mildly Adequate YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh2dpwyvjoRqkKlZO_pzNmA

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
MA: Thank you for accepting this film. This is my first short film I’ve ever done and did it with no budget, so I’m very proud of it.

Tag will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, November 21st at The Bug Theatre.