Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
NS: I became a filmmaker because of my love for entertaining people through storytelling. I’ve always been a very visual person as well, and I enjoy participating in all types of art forms. Filmmaking has always been a place where all my artistic passions intersect, and I will always love it.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
NS: I’m showing my short film, Wildflower, which I made for my Production II class at CU Denver. I had five months to make the film and it turned out better than I ever could have imagined. So far the film has been selected by four film festivals and is still in the selection process for several more. The film won four awards at CU Denver’s Cinefest, taking home: Best Writing, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, and Best Film for the Production II section.
Q: What else are you working on?
NS: Right now I’m working on writing a short comedy for my Production III class at CU Denver in the fall.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
NS: One thing I noticed with all of my films is that they all take place outside. I noticed this recently watching some of my old work. It’s not really weird to me, but it might seem unusual to other people. I’ve always really enjoyed being outdoors so that probably explains it.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
NS: People can find more of my work on my Vimeo page by searching my name: Nicolas A. Scroggins.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
NS: I’d like to thank the Emerging Filmmakers Project for accepting my film and for creating a space for local filmmakers to share their work.
“Wildflower” will screen on July 16th at the Emerging Filmmaker’s Project.