While taking a break from arguing with the voices in my head… oddly enough they always seem to win… I skipped down to the Elizabeth Fire Station to meet up with John who was kind enough to take a break from his temporary job as a window repair man to answer a few questions for me.
MM: Why did you become a filmmaker?
JH: I watched films instead of going to class when I was studying engineering.
MM: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
JH: It has only been screened once at the Cinema Grill for some CFS students. I have no further plans for the film.
MM: What else are you working on?
JH: Nothing at the moment. Still trying to figure out to do with some cool costumes and props from a film I was developing that never got made.
MM: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
JH: Chantelle (Julia Raynor in the film) actually broke the window at the Elizabeth Fire Station while filming the scene where she is trying to escape- of course it was while we were filming the wideshot. You can see the cracks later in the close up.
MM: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
JH: Facebook probably has the most information (https://www.facebook.com/john.hosack.39)
But I’m fairly off the grid at the moment.
MM: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
JH: EFP is awesome and vital to the Denver film scene. I have attended several times and the community is overwhelmingly kind, quirky, supportive, and just plain cool.
MM: Thanks John for taking the time to chat with me… and for directing films and not designing buildings!
“Cracks” will screen at the May 15th Emerging Filmmakers Project!