Meet the Filmmakers: Brad Stabio & Kirk Anderson, “50”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
BS & KA: As Brad was walking one day from Achmore to Duirinish, he happened upon a mysterious lake that seemed to move from place to place. As he tried to go around it, an enchantress named Viviane rose up out of the lake holding a Bolex H-16 EL. She gave the camera to Brad and told him that he was destined to become a great filmmaker. When he got home, he misplaced the Bolex and forgot about it completely. Years later he went to film school at CU in order to meet girls.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
BS & KA: This was our entry into the 2016 48 Hour Film Challenge for Denver. It was one of our most ambitious shoots. It didn’t win much, but we love it and are proud of it.

Q: What else are you working on?
BS & KA: Everyone in the group is working on professional projects right now. Brad is finishing a documentary about the Colorado Ballet. As a group, we’re preparing for a sequel to our film Ba Naché dol Fonn Baeo. A foreign film in a made-up language.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
BS & KA: The letter “e” doesn’t appear in any of our scripts. We use word with “e” all the time, but our printer doesn’t print them, so we have to replace theme with 3s.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
BS & KA: Stabio Productions’ Vimeo Page: https://vimeo.com/stabio

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
BS & KA: We love that there are venues to allow filmmakers to make films (48 Hour Film Project) and to show them (EFP).

50 will screen during the48Hr Film Project Takes Over The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, July 18th at The Bug Theatre.