Meet the Filmmakers: Jamey Hastings & Travis Duncan, “Waiting on the Space Poets”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
TD: Film involves so many creative disciplines. There’s no other form quite like it.
JH: I wanted to tell stories, and I think film is one of the best ways to do that.

Q: What are we going to see at EFPalooza? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
T&J: Waiting on the Space Poets was created as part of a technology themed art exhibit in Oct. 2017 at Pikes Peak Library District. It actually won 2nd place in the competition, which was sweet. So far that’s the only place it has screened. We’re sending it to experimental fests and exhibits and perhaps some sci-fi type fests/conventions.

Q: What else are you working on?
T&J: What aren’t we working on? We are wrapping up post production on a creepy film called I Am Awakened, which Travis wrote. Jamey is editing a feature-length documentary we filmed last summer about Dragon Theatre Productions, a community-inclusive theatre group in Colorado Springs. We are also in the research phase of a short historical-fiction/bio-pic set around, or exactly in, 1905. Oh, and we also just wrapped post on a mini-documentary about the Rocky Mountain Flyathlon, so hopefully you’ll see that one soon.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
TD: I’m a musician and composer. I particularly enjoyed composing a piece consisting of typewriter, ukulele, flute and trombone for this film.
JH: I knew exactly where to find the satellites for this film, because many years ago I worked at the TV station where they’re located. It’s now a custom countertop store.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
T&J: You May Clap Productions is on Facebook and Twitter or you can check out the website: http://youmayclap.com
Oh, and also: https://vimeo.com/jameyhastings

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about EFPalooza or The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
T&J: The Emerging Filmmakers Project is one of our favorite places to screen and meet filmmakers and actors. We’re super grateful that it exists.

Waiting on the Space Poets will screen Thursday, February 21st at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre as part of the Emerging Filmmakers Project block during the 2019 EFPalooza Film Festival.