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Meet the Filmmaker: Antoine M. Dillard, “Captain Powerful”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
AD: I became a filmmaker because I wanted to tell stories. I wanted to make people, smile, laugh, feel, and be introduced to worlds and perspectives that they’ve never seen or thought about

Q: What else are you working on?
AD: I just wrapped post-production on Rise of the Avalanche: Revenge from the Shadows https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7327932/reference Currently producing a web series called Long Walks on the Beach https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8788606/reference & writing my first feature film Crazy Weapon 5: Back for the First Time https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8538244/reference

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
AD: You’re going to take a peek into the life of the world’s greatest superhero after he’s suffered a psychotic breakdown, hit rock bottom, and ended up in an insane asylum. It’s never been screen theatrically anywhere, so this will be its debut! Currently, no further plans for the film, although it’s still being considered for festivals taking place as early as February.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
AD: lol I’m not sure if it’s a weird thing or not but I try to put easter eggs in all of my films that reference other films I’ve done.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
AD: They can go to my production company website here: http://quantumvisualfx.com/

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
AD: I think The Emerging Filmmakers Project is excellent! There aren’t many outlets for independent filmmakers locally in general and I’m so happy an organization like this exists so that filmmakers have a platform express themselves through film. I’ve submitted here once before and everyone was just so nice and welcoming that I had to take another shot and submit again. I’ve been a few more times since submitting my last film and the Bug Theater is just a great place for the Emerging Filmmakers Project to take place.

Captain Powerful will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, December 17th at The Bug Theatre.

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Meet the Filmmaker: Jim Ajemian, “Famous Last Words”

Famous Last Words

www.jimajemian.com

Jim AjemianQ: W did you become a filmmaker?

JA: Working with a camera has always been of interest, it started with travel photography and then my love for films made the decision to move forward with film making obvious.

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

JA: It’s only screened once at the Mercury. It’s a little mystery, a little action, and a little random:) It started as an action sequence, then morphed into this short.

Q: What else are you working on?

JA: I have been helping out some other local artists on their film projects, Peter Simon’s “Headlong” Elgin Cahill’s “Oleander” and Eddie Portughese’s “Hitcher” I am personally working on a screenplay…

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

JA: I could eat shrimp cocktail for breakfast…as for my movies, I edit to the song “Hunger of the Pine” by Alt-J.

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

JA:  www.jimajemian.com,  www.aspiring-minds.com

 

Famous Last Words will screen May 21st at the Emerging Filmmaker’s Project.