Meet the Filmmaker: Rob Shearer, “Anything Helps”

Anything Helps | youtube.com/robshearerfilm

Anything Helps Poster

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?

RS: I became a filmmaker because I love telling stories. I realize that every filmmaker gives this answer when asked this question, but I love how a story can show the transformation of a character through challenges and tests, and how we as audience members can see ourselves in the character’s transformation as well.

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

RS: We are going to see Anything Helps, a short film I wrote and directed in 2012. It was my senior film at the University of Colorado at Denver and has screened at the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, the Starz Denver Film Festival, and recently at the Southern Colorado Film Festival. I plan on continuing to submit it to more festivals and competitions in the next year.

Q: What else are you working on?

RS: I am currently shooting product videos for a Barbecue grill company, and will have a couple creative projects coming up soon. Nothing I am comfortable talking about now.

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

RS: About one year after we shot Anything Helps, about half of our filming locations in Downtown Denver have either been renovated or destroyed. Thus making any reshoots, sequels, spinoffs, and foreign remakes nearly impossible to shoot.

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

RS: I have a filmmaker page on Facebook, and my Youtube channel has most of my work posted on it. Go to youtube.com/robshearerfilm

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

RS: Thank you so much for hosting such a great platform for filmmakers like myself to show our work! I would also like to mention the organization Dry Bones. They helped me and my crew with research about homelessness during the production of the film. Please visit them at http://drybonesdenver.org/

Anything Helps will screen December 19th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.