Meet the Filmmaker: Peter Lively, “Carry Safe”

EFP Filmmaker Interview with Peter Lively
Carry Safe

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?

PL: Nothing special. I’ve always loved creating- painting, drawing, music, drama. Seemed natural to make movies, but it wasn’t until I was asked to make slideshows, promos, and skits for churches, ministries, and different groups that it became something more. I love it. There’s nothing else I want to do.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?

PL: It’s a comedic promo for a baby-carrier device invented by a local entrepreneur. It’s called, “Carry-Safe”, and we made it in a short film format. Pauline (played by Jami Haber), a stressed young mom is having a typically difficult start to her day. She encounters someone who has a device that could make her life a lot easier.

Q: What else are you working on?

I’m the DP and Editor of a “Just Media” documentary production about the children of latino immigrants, in collaboration with Denise Soler Cox and Henry Ansbacher, entitled “ñ”. I’m also finishing up post-production on my newest short film, “Dishwasher,” and have started the production company, “Red Mesa Films”.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?

PL: I’m a nerd, through-and-through; always have been and always will be. I love Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, etc. etc., and I played D&D for several years until I realized it was seriously hampering my chances of ever getting married. (I later got pulled into playing D&D for jocks, otherwise knows as Fantasy Football)

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

PL: peterlively.com is a start. I also have a youtube channel, a vimeo channel, and I’ll soon have a Red Mesa Films website.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?

PLIt’s a gift to Colorado filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike. I don’t know if many other major metro areas have something like this. No pretension or haughtiness. The EFP is a true celebration of independent film.

Carry Safe will screen September 19th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.