Meet the Filmmaker: Nicholas McNaughton, “Places Like This”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
NM: I have always loved listening to, watching and telling stories. I love the creative process of putting together a documentary, and I try to choose stories that will continue to push me not only as a filmmaker, but also as a human being. With each story I tell there is an opportunity to grow in almost every facet of my life,


Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
NM: I will be presenting my documentary short, Places Like This.  It is the story of ten veterans on an Outward Bound expedition in Colorado, learning to use their time in the wilderness to overcome the challenges of life after service.  We premiered at the 2016 San Diego International Film Festival, and it was also screened at the 2016 Southern Colorado Film Festival and the U.K. International Veterans Film Festival.  Over Memorial Day weekend we will be screening it at the 2017 G.I. Film Festival in Washington D.C. as part of their “Cinematic Salute to the Troops”.


Q: What else are you working on?
NM: I am currently working on the pitch for my next documentary.


Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
NM: I love hot sauce, and put it on almost everything.


Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
NM: Most of my work is on my Vimeo page( www.vimeo.com/nickmcnaughton ), but if you’d like a little more information about “Places Like This”, people can go to: Places Like This – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!


Places Like This will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, May 18th at The Bug Theatre.