Meet the Filmmaker: Ryan Carroll, “ThunderBolt”

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1000003_10100340898578783_1927069759_nMeet Ryan Carroll.  A prolific filmmaker and editor, Ryan will be screening the Director’s Cut of ThunderBolt, Nebulus Visions’ 2013 Denver 48hr. Film Project.  Eileen sat down with him in advance of the screening to get the scoop on how the THUNDER rolls.

EA: Why did you become a filmmaker?

RC: Tale as old as time, True as it can be….

Kid want’s to be a Radio DJ, then realizes he’d rather just listen to music all day instead of talking on air. Shifts over to Local Broadcast News and after 4 years realizes that this industry is slowly eating him from the inside. And then has a sudden revelation that filmmaking is the key!

I’ve always loved film growing up, the power of a great story always reels me in! That’s what I love about making films. Maybe not so much the final product, but the process of finding a little nugget of an idea and developing that into a story that people can connect with. That process has always intrigued me. That’s probably what drew me towards editing and writing.

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

RC: THUNDERBOLT! (insert lightning SFX here) Are you ready to feel the Thunder!?

This was Nebulus Visions 2013 Denver 48hr. Film Project entry. This was my first 48hr film and we all had a blast making this thing! Brad called me and said, “We got Criminal/Gangster. I think it might be cool to do a 80’s B-movie.” That spark is all it took, and 48 hours later the awesome ridiculousness that is “THUNDERBOLT” was born.

The film has screened at the Oriental twice as part of the 48hr. Film Fest and Open Screen Night. There were brief talks of trying to expand it out into a potential web series, but I don’t know if we’ll be able to get the band back together.

EA: What else are you working on?

RC: I’m currently in post-production on my newest short film On Your Heels. A short, psychological thriller. I’m also trying to work with as many different filmmakers as I can. New faces for each new project.

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

RC: Wow. I feel like these questions are scripted… but anyway…something weird, something weird, something weird….Oh! I’m a self proclaimed Karaoke Whore and I absolutely love cranberry sauce in a can.

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

RC: You can check me out on Vimeo @ vimeo.com/rgiddy, my website will be up shortly.

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

RC: EFP ROOOOOOOOCCCCKKKKSSSSS!!!!!!(in my best David Lee Roth voice)

Ride like the Wind!!!!!

ThunderBolt will screen January 16th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.