Meet the Filmmaker: Andrew Olas, “The Offer”

The Offer | https://www.youtube.com/user/ThuhManeMan15

the-offer-malcolm_promoQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?
AO: My first attempt at state university failed when i found myself (more often than not) skipping class to write novels. About a year later i took a film class at a community college, and on day 1 i knew i had discovered my true calling. I just want to make films that people enjoy.

Q: What are we going to see at the Film Novella & Feature Fest? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
AO: The Offer was my 2015 senior thesis film at CU Denver and is making its festival premiere here at the EFP. I’d like to continue submitting it around until everyone gets tired of it already.

Q: What else are you working on?
AO: Although i haven’t directed anything of my own this year, i have been writing a lot for other directors. The experience has simultaneously been uncomfortable and freeing. Like how i’d imagine sending one’s kids off to college might feel.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
AO: I taught myself to speak backwards when I was 8. Also, in each of my films I credit my friend Paul, even if he had nothing to do with it. Once he was credited as “Invisible Mime.”

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
AO: I don’t have a website or anything, but I’ve got some other films and silly stuff on youtube, if you like, under the channel ThuhManeMan15. Detective Meredith Hitler, Secret Private Investigator is a fun and popular one.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
AO: Superfluous thank yous to the EFP for selecting my film, as well as to the busy, busy Arthur Martinez for convincing me to submit.

The Offer will screen November 20th at 6:00 p.m. during 2016 Film Novella & Feature Fest at The Bug Theatre.