Meet the Filmmaker: Ricky Perry, “Take Center Stage”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
RP: I started just by creating dance videos as a choreographer. I want to evolve my work by adding a narrative that can be relatable to my audience.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
RP: When watching this film I hope what resonates with the audience is the vulnerability, and how the narrative is incorporated with the choreography. This is the first screening of this film so that is very exciting for me.

Q: What else are you working on?
RP: Right now I’m working on gathering the confidence to write my first fight scene. Fight scenes in any movie have always been interesting to me. How the character fighting style embolics their character traits is fascinating.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
RP: I need background noise to fall asleep.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
RP: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slkrick4/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb9ddy9kUWn11qmOgbVOVTA

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
RP: I’ve been to this event before as an audience member. It’s nice to be on the other side and get to show my work to people. I enjoyed it last time and I have no doubt I will again.

Take Center Stage will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, October 20th, 2022 at The Bug Theatre.