Meet the Filmmakers: Will Kingston and AJ Koch, “Cosmiquarium”

Q: What are we going to see at EFPalooza? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
WK: Cosmiquarium was made for the Salt Lake City 48 Hour Film Project in 2019. It was a collaborative effort of a dozen creatives of various skills whipped up over the course of a single weekend, and was awarded Best Visual Effects. We’ve poked at the idea of further developing this universe, the next time we have a bit of free time… presumably four days in August, 2026.

Q: What else are you working on?
WK: Aside from our 9-5 video production jobs, we try to make time for annual filmmaking competitions like the 48 Hour Film Project, or making short animated comedy pieces and posting them on the internet, where nobody watches them.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
WK: Our library of dumb things lives on vimeo.com/strangerstudios, or our Facebook page at facebook.com/TrustStranger. Explore at your own risk.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about EFPalooza or The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
WK: EFP – and the Bug Theater – is a cool, quirky outlet for filmmakers to get some quality screen time and meet like-minded individuals and spill some beer on somebody else’s floor. Thanks for giving fledgling creatives a place to play!

Cosmiquarium will screen Saturday, March 21st at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre as part of the Saturday Night Shorts block during the 2020 EFPalooza Film Festival.