Meet the Filmmaker: Ricky Mendoza, “Nothing Needs to be Said”

production-still“Nothing Needs to be Said”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?

RM: I became a filmmaker because I just took an entry level video class in highschool and fell in love with the art and process of filmmaking

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

RM: Everyone is going to see a story about the unknown, the what ifs we always have in life. That you’ll never know the outcome unless you try to go for what you want, whether it be a dream, relationship, anything. This film is public on Youtube, and actually was first shown at my highshcool’s film festival where it won second place in the drama category.

Q: What else are you working on?

RM: I am working on a couple outlines for new shorts, as well as planning an acoustic music video for a local band.

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

RM: I like to show the highlights of a good situation, and tear it down with some sort of twist, and in the end bring it back up to a happy ending. However that may not be the case in future projects. You’ll have to find out.

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

RM: I don’t have the strongest appearance online yet, most of my work is just published to YouTube.

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

RM: The Emerging Filmmakers Project is just amazing for what it does, and giving local filmmakers a chance to show themselves off. I am sincerely grateful for the opportunity.

“Nothing Needs to be Said” will be screening at the September 2016 Emerging Filmmaker’s Project at the Bug Theatre.