Meet the Filmmaker: Ty Bradford, “Sick, Weird, Kid.”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
TB: Ever since I was twelve, I’ve had a camera in hand — to me there’s nothing like telling stories with moving images and sharing that experience with an audience.

Q: What are we going to see at EFPalooza? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
TB: This is a film I made as a project to give back to then senior LGBTQ community – but it’s meant for all ages. I recently discovered how many LGBTQ seniors are still struggling with being who they are, so I thought it important to share their words of support and wisdom and I must thank the brave folks who were willing to go on camera. It’s been screening at The Center on Colfax, at retirement communities all over the country and it will live on the web.

Q: What else are you working on?
TB: Working with LGBTQ seniors on this film has opened up a whole new realm of interest for me, especially when many of them told me how invisible they felt. I’m currently writing a drama / dark comedy feature film that will hopefully change that perspective and the goal is to shoot it here in Denver. If anyone knows of any senior actors (+/- 70 years young) please send them my way!

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
TB: I’m obsessed with warm chocolate chip cookies.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
TB: My company is Ovo Films / https://www.ovofilms.com

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about EFPalooza or The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
TB: EFP deserves a standing ovation for supporting local artists and for screening local work.

Sick, Weird, Kid. will screen Saturday, March 21st at 6:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre as part of the Saturday Evening Shorts block during the 2020 EFPalooza Film Festival.