Meet the Filmmaker: Tyler Holme, “The Struggle”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
TH: I knew I had to become a filmmaker at a young age because math and science were way too hard.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
TH: The Struggle is an audio/visual feast based on a painfully true story. It is a tale of art imitating life and the battle between what is real and what isn’t, told in one enthralling long take, a la Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s modern masterpiece, Birdman. Yet it isn’t about any of that, while also being about everything.

This film is the most personal piece of work I have ever made.

Q: What else are you working on?
TH: I recently wrote a satirical humor book lampooning health & lifestyle culture and social media influencers called, Beet Life: A Health & Lifestyle Guide To Show Your Life Who’s Boss By: Your Girl @Beets_By_Beth: Beth Gethard.

You can buy a hardcopy here: https://booksbybeetsbybeth.com/

Or you can purchase an ebook here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09WSHW9L9

Get one for yourself, a friend, a family member, or even your arch-nemesis!

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
TH: For this film, I was inspired by the works of innovative auteurs like Steven Soderbergh and Sean Baker to shoot the entire film exclusively on my smartphone. A Samsung Galaxy S9, to be exact. I wanted to capture the true raw cinematic grittiness of life in a way that only a cell phone can.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
TH: You can find more of my work here: https://www.tylerholme.com/.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
TH: just want to thank The Emerging Filmmakers Project for allowing me to screen my film alongside such great local filmmakers.

And, of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank the 1991 Detroit Lions as well.

The Struggle will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, November 17th, 2022 at The Bug Theatre.