Meet the Filmmakers: Daniel Eltzroth & Jesse Theilman, “An Outright Dog”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
D: I became a filmmaker because I felt that it was the most effective medium for telling stories. I have always enjoyed writing and crafting stories, but often felt like the page alone lacked some of the magic that film brings to the table. My aim is to capture some of that magic for my own stories when attempting to bring them to life on-screen.

Q: What are we going to see at EFPalooza? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
D&J: An Outright Dog is a story of solitary failure disguised as success. It was been previously screened at the June 2018 EFP showcase.

Q: What else are you working on?
D&J: We are currently developing a farcical black comedy crime film. The aim is to make an ode to films like Clue and Pulp Fiction while blending the genre’s.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
D: One weird thing about me is that I never saw myself going into film until I was in College. I always saw myself as a music producer or engineer. Similar, but definitely not the same as writer/director.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
D&J: Frick and Frack Productions on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCze84dlgUVACjBYnG2QecPQ

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about EFPalooza or The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
D&J: We really love this project and the community it cultivates. As transplants to Denver, EFP has been a great place for us to find like-minded individuals who are chasing the same dreams and goals of being successful filmmakers.

An Outright Dog will screen Friday, February 22nd at 9:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre as part of the Dark, SciFi & Horror Shorts block during the 2019 EFPalooza Film Festival.