Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
TL: Ever since I was a kid, I always loved telling stories… Whether it was drawing picture books, writing stories or making fun movies on my Dad’s old VHS camera, It has always been in my blood.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP?
TL: My award winning short film A HERO IN ALL OF US
Q: Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
TL: It has screened in film festivals all over the country. The plan from the beginning was to create a project that would be seen by a wide audience and now that the film has made it through its film festival run, I am proud to say I think I accomplished that.
Q: What else are you working on?
TL: I am now in the early stages of another horror short. The script for this horror short was written at the same time as A HERO IN ALL OF US so it has been sitting on the back burner for a while now.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
TL: When an actor nails a take during a scene, I will sometimes get the giggles because it came across so well. I’m not sure if this is a normal reaction by a director but I always warn the actors a head of time that if I get the giggles behind the camera during a scene it’s because it was perfect!!!! If you have me laughing with excitement all day I know we have some great stuff in the can.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
TL: You can learn more about me and see more of my work at Tlupher.com.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
TL: The Emerging Filmmakers project is an incredible opportunity for aspiring Colorado filmmakers to get their work seen. I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity and I can’t wait until Nov 16th.
A Hero In All Of Us will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, November 16th at The Bug Theatre.