Meet the Filmmakers: Grant Worden & Shannon Malloy, “Losing Faith”

Grant Worden

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
GW: I want to say cinema found me due to the fact it took me a while to fall into film production, script writing, and editing techniques. But, all through my childhood, high school and university years, I found myself using unconventional creative to complete assignments and stand out. Sometimes these creatives solutions came in the form of doodles, poetry, shorts stories, song lyrics, radio programming, sports photography or video production. I became a filmmaker to give my characters, worlds, and scripts the respect and dedication they deserve. Being collaborative while making films helps dyslexic things read right-side-up and loud places seem quiet.  

Q: What are we going to see at EFPalooza? Has it screened elsewhere?
GW:  You are watching a Colorado Film School 2016 production Losing Faith. I had the pleasure of co-writing and directing. A lot of talented individuals went into making this film. Thank you to a stellar cast & crew, without your dedication these viewings wouldn’t be possible.

Q: What else are you working on?
GW: I have always enjoyed the question, “So, what’s next?” Writing-wise, I am dedicating 2019 to submitting original works to various writing competitions. I work as a production assistant on local and out-of-state commercial, narrative, and documentary film sets. Collaboration is always welcome – reach out!

Q: Where can people go to see more of your work?
GW: Website: Ghimselfproductions.com Social: Instagram – Grant Worden Social: Twitter – Grant WordenPress: Ondenver.com Taylor Herzog ArticlePress: EFP Meet the Filmmaker Jan 2019

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about EFPalooza or EFP?
GW: This is the first time Losing Faith, Shannon and I have been able to be apart of the EFPalooza. Thank you again for all your hard work,  I enjoy the Bug Theatre’s events and have been attending EFP since 2016. It is always a humbling experience to see your name printed in the program and on screen. Thank you to all the people at the Bug as well as the board of directors responsible for coordinating this event. Having the stage and opportunity to discuss the production and stories behind the story is my favorite aspect of the EFPalooza / EFP community.

Shannon Malloy

Q: why did you become a filmmaker?
SM: I’m in love with being a storyteller and visually have always been captivated by telling stories on screen. I’ve always thrived while escaping into different worlds, and I think sometimes we as humans need that. I hope that by producing work as a writer and an actor that I can provide that escape for someone else.

Q: What are we going to see at EFPalooza? Has it screened elsewhere?
SM: We’ll be seeing Losing Faith which I got to co-write and star in. This is such a special film to me because I wrote it for my mom, which was the best way I knew how to thank her for raising me to be a strong and faithful woman. I’m so blessed that we got to produce a film full of everything I value. It was a beautiful ride.
It’s previously screened and was Honorably Mentioned in the One-Reeler Film Festival which was awesome. I’m so proud to share it and to have it well received is an honor.

Q: What else are you working on?
SM: I’m actually an actress who lives in LA so I’m focusing on getting work there and staying busy while my husband is deployed.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you/your movie?
SM: I’m an Army Wife! My husband and I were engaged for 11 days before we got married last New Year’s Eve (2018) and people often think it’s so bizarre that our lifestyles don’t clash but we make it work really well. He is such a big supporter of my career and my very best friend. I am truly blessed.

Q: Where can people go to see more of your work?
SM: Check out my website shannonmalloyofficial or look me up on YouTube, Backstage, IMDB and Instagram. You can also email me: shannonmalloy07@gmail.com

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about EFPalooza or EFP?
SM: This is such an awesome festival held in Colorado! I’m so glad it’s continuing to flourish and to be welcomed back. Thank you for representing Colorado Film! I hope it continues to grow and prosper.

Losing Faith will screen Saturday, February 23rd at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre as part of the Narrative & Documentary Shorts block during the 2019 EFPalooza Film Festival.