Motorycles & Mayhem | www.seanjsjourdan.com
Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
SJ: When I was growing up, I never made movies with my family’s camcorder – I was reading the encyclopedia and playing make believe. Really, nothing has changed.
Filmmaking is great for people with curious minds because you get to research and explore topics and communities that you’d never have reason to otherwise plus – and this is a big plus – you get to see your dreams and imagination come to life, right in front of you. It’s a beautiful thing.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
SJ: Motorycles & Mayhem. My first “real” film with a “real” crew. Filmed on 16mm. I was raised around motorcycles and who isn’t a fan of a little mayhem? It played a number of festivals and is now for sale on bigstar.tv. Come to EFP so you can see it with a number of other great films.
Q: What else are you working on?
SJ: We’ll be pushing my first narrative feature into the world – teddyboythemovie.com – and I’m working on a social justice issue documentary that is very much in the vein of investigate journalism. And writing. Always writing. Which is a blessing.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
SJ: I act them all out – just me – all the roles – for my cinematographer early in pre-production.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
SJ: seanjsjourdan.com is a good start.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
SJ: EFP is a Denver treasure run by amazing people. Go, people – it’s a hoot!
Motorycles & Mayhem will screen January 17th at 5:00 p.m. during EFPalooza 2015 at The Bug Theatre.