Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
ZW: I wanted to be a musician, but after failing to get into Berklee College of Music for film scoring I decided to move to Boulder for some reason and met Nicholas Langley. He and I started making short films together and haven’t stopped.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
ZW: We’re showing “Snow Day”. It’s screened at a couple venues around town and we’ve submitted it to a few small festivals. The plan for it originally was just to get better at making movies, but it turned out pretty decent so the new plan is to show it around and hope people notice and say, “hey, that’s pretty decent”.
Q: What else are you working on?
ZW: We’re working on a couple commercial projects that we hope will fund the next short film, the screenplay for which is about 60% done.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
ZW: I’m a hypochondriac. Not to say that mental illness is weird… Actually, lemme change that answer to “I’m a vegetarian”. Not to say that mental illness is weird…
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
ZW: I’ve only been to a couple EFP screenings, but it’s always well-organized and always a lot of fun. The people behind it have a good thing going; good for both the attendees and the filmmakers who get a chance to be seen. I’m not kissing ass, either.
“Snow Day” will be screening at the August 2016 Emerging Filmmaker’s Project at the Bug Theatre.