Meet the Filmmakers: “Dead Reckoning” and “The Dead Reckoning”, Student Films from the Art Institute of Colorado

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
A: We all became filmmakers for many reasons. Some of us wanted to use the power of film to change the world, some of us wanted to show people the beauty of the world, some are born entertainers and some of us just like to make cool things.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
A: What you are seeing is a class project where we split our class into two different groups. Each group was given the same script and were told to make our own version of the script. Each group interpreted their script in a different way. One group made theirs a little raunchier and added some lines of dialogue that were not in the original script, their interpretation was more of a zombie bro comedy. The second group chose the light-hearted comedy and to focus on the friendship of the main characters. Each group used different actors, locations, props and makeup. The purpose of this project was to show how everyone has their own artistic styles and even people may get the same script the end product will be two completely different things.

Q: What else are you working on?
A: As students, each of us are working on different things. Some of us are working on graduating soon and having to figure out how to use what we learned in school to make money and pay bills. We each have one thing we love to do writing, shooting, producing, directing and we are always working at perfecting our craft.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
A: Since this is a group of us there are many weird things we could tell you. If you were ever to sit in on our class you would think it was a weird class, we have somehow found a way of supporting each other no matter if we want to write fantasy fiction, non-fiction, make serious films to bring light to certain issues or to be the king of inappropriate jokes. Even though all of us don’t have the same beliefs we all support each other’s art.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
A: If you want to see more of our work you can come visit The Art Institute of Colorado, also twice a year the school puts on a show called Spectrum where we show the best work the school has to offer. Each of us has our own website, YouTube, FB page ext. If you would like to talk to us afterwards and we will tell you where you can find us.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
A: We would like to say thank you for giving us the chance to show our work and get critiques from other filmmakers. We would also like to say be cool man be cool.

Dead Reckoning and The Dead Reckoning -Student Films from the Art Institute of Colorado will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, September 21st at The Bug Theatre.