Meet the Filmmaker: Rodney Wess, “Within A Blink of An Eye”

As I was walking down 16th Street Mall eating my ice cream cone on a hot summer day in Denver… obviously… I couldn’t believe my eyes.  I said “Is that you Rodney?” for which he replied “Do I owe you money?”  “No.”  “Then yes it is.”  We both had ice cream… I made him buy his own… as we had us a little chat.  Below are the results of that chat.


MM: Why did you become a filmmaker?1422640_10151719364190740_675094133_n

RW: I’ve been writing since I’ve been 10, and playing music since the age of 12. I composed an entire score for a film in my early twenties that was never released. When I couldn’t find any other productions to compose for I decide to take my love for story telling and my love for music and embarked on a journey into Filmmaking.


MM: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?

RW: The film presented at this EFP will be ‘Within a Blink of an Eye”. It was screened at the Oriental Theater’s open screen night, and was acquired by the Shorts HD channel early this year and will be broadcast on DIRECTV & AT&T U Verse for the next three years starting sometime later this year.


MM: What else are you working on?

RW: I recently signed with a manager in LA, and they want me to focus on writing, so I’ve been working on feature length scripts.


MM: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?

RW: I was in a thrash/death metal band called Distant Haven for 6 years.


MM: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?

RW: They can go to www.rwfilmsllc.com facebook, twitter, IMDB.


MM: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?

RW: EFP is simply amazing. I’m so glad to have screened a few films at EFP. The Bug is awesome, and it’s a great place to network and get feedback on your work.


“Within A Blink of An Eye” will screen at August Emerging Filmmakers Project