Meet the Filmmaker: Michael Bilker, “The Character”

The Character

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
MB: …Because I wanted to? I’m not sure what you want from me here.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
MB: The Character was my final project for Production 1 at the Colorado Film School. The only other place it has screened to date is at the CFS Fall 2013 Student Show, where it won Best Production 1; I hope to submit it to other film festivals in the future.

Q: What else are you working on?
MB: This Summer I’m assembling a team to shoot a series of screen tests for a live action adaptation of the webcomic Two Guys and Guy, with the hope of establishing an ongoing live-action series to parallel the comics. You can read the comics here: http://www.twogag.com/

I have several scripts I’m working on, as long as your definition of “working on” is “periodically popping the file open and having writer’s block at it.”

Also be sure to check out Season 4 of The Great Nerf War on Youtube!

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
MB: I’m actually two capybaras and an iguana in a human suit, and I hope to popularize the technique of filming everything upside-down and flipping it in post.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
MB: You know, I really should think about setting up a website.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
MB: That seems like a loaded question.

The Character will screen January 17th at 7:00 p.m. during EFPalooza 2015 at The Bug Theatre.