Meet the Filmmaker: Thomas Crandall, “Breaking Barriers”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
TC: I became a filmmaker because I love how it gives me a unique, intimate perspective on different people. I love its flow, rigor, collaboration, and ultimately, I love having a finished product to share and inspire others. It’s such an engaging, empathetic medium.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
TC: I’m screening my promo video for a dance performance called Breaking Barriers; being a promo video, it hasn’t screened anywhere else! Except online. The dancers loved the video and it helped bring a lot of people to see their performance, so I’m happy.

Q: What else are you working on?
TC: I’m currently developing a short documentary concept about our relationship with our parents, and how we engage in that relationship, though it is still in early stages.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
TC: I’m developing a strange liking toward REALLY terrible b-movies, and the most entertaining I’ve seen recently is called Atlantic Rim (Pacific Rim ripoff).

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
TC: I freelance shoot and edit, and my website is nightwatchmedia.com; you can also find me on vimeo at vimeo.com/thomascrandall.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
TC: Thanks so much to the EFP for being open to screen even promotional videos/ other content; it’s so nice having an audience and getting that live feedback! Keeps me making films and coming back to the Bug!

Breaking Barriers will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, April 18th at The Bug Theatre.