Meet the Filmmakers: Susan Lyles & Darren Smith, “B.O.B.”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
A: We have worked in theatre most of our lives and wanted to explore a new medium for storytelling, and for us starting in film competitions has helped us to learn a lot about the art form really fast.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
A: B.O.B. a short we created for The London 48 Hour film project in 2021-we shot part of the script in Bristol, UK and the rest in Denver, and it screened at Genesis Cinema in London. It was shortly after Texas passed their new abortion law and added a $10,000 bounty via lawsuits to be collected by people reporting women and doctors and anyone who helped them. We knew if we drew the right genre this was a subject we wanted to tackle. We’ve submitted B.O.B into a few festivals and are waiting with “baited breath” to know if we have an opportunity to screen it elsewhere.

Q: What else are you working on?
A: Susan has a couple of short scripts in the works, and Darren is currently working on a feature with his writing partner Donald Rae set in Edinburgh, Scotland. We will have just completed The Four Points Film Project-this is a 72 hour piece over the November 11-14 weekend and finally we are looking into festival submissions for our recent Best Film Nominee Parks Perfect Poltergeists ( Our London 48 Hour film project for 2022) and our recent Edinburgh 48 hour film piece which won the Global Scot award-Echoes of Life

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
A: Weird thing…not weird but almost every film we shoot has one of our dogs pop in.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
A: Right now we only have a face book page Ruff Ruff Dog Films-need to get in gear and get that webpage set up https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=ruff%20ruff%20dog%20films

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
A: We are so excited to have the opportunity to screen our work for a bigger audience and love that you all create this space for film makers.

B.O.B. will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, November 17th, 2022 at The Bug Theatre.