Meet the Filmmaker: Susan Lyles, “The Son of Spies and Whispers”

EFP: Why did you become a filmmaker? 

SL: I work mostly in the medium of live theatre and wanted to expand my story telling skills and audience reach.

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

SL: Son of Spies and Whispers by Rebecca Gorman O’Neill. We originally created this film for the London 48 hour film project and it screened online and in London( this was our second and we just completed our third this past September) because doing a 48 in the same city wasn’t enough of a challenge 😉 There are some thoughts to expand this into a feature script and really getting to know these people.

EFP: What else are you working on?

SL: Currently waiting to see where our new London 48 hour piece –B.O.B lands, we may tweak it and send it out on the festival circuit.  Then getting ready for the Four Points Film Challenge in November.

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

SL: One weird thing…I keep the ashes of my dogs on a shelf in the bathroom, because when they were alive they would always follow me there, maybe more sentimental than weird.

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

SL: We should probably get a website, but for now https://www.facebook.com/Ruff-Ruff-Dog-Films-321158691987930

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

SL: I think it’s wonderful that this platform is here to share Colorado filmmakers work with audiences.

The Son of Spies and Whispers! will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at The Bug Theatre.