Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
MD: I got inspired to make films when I watched Army of Darkness when I was 6 years old. I’d never seen anything like it, and it just jumpstarted a spark in me to want to get into film. From then I just found a love for telling cool stories with fun ideas.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
MD: The short film is called Alienated, and it’s about a young, lonely UFOlogist who’s whole life is dedicated to finding out the truth about if we are alone in the universe, much to the annoyance of his peers. His quest might finally lead him to an answer, but it might not be what he was hoping for…
It was screened in one film festival in Florida.
My plans for it next are to use it as a proof of concept for a feature film version.
Q: What else are you working on?
MD: Working on a few quick short films, and hopefully my first feature film titled Student Driver, as well as the feature for Alienated.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
MD: I can’t stop ripping off Sam Raimi
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
MD: Right now my other best short film is on the YouTube Channel CreepyTV, a fan film called Sam’s Gift.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
MD: It’s one of my favorite things in the Denver film scene! A wonderful place for filmmakers of all levels to share their work and meet new, and interesting people!
Alienated will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, November 17th, 2022 at The Bug Theatre.