MM: Why did you become a filmmaker?
JL: I’ve always loved films and the unique way they combine art and technology in the service of telling a story. I particularly enjoy editing and being able to mold a film into its final shape.
MM: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
JL: This is our Star Wars parody, focused on the misadventures of someone who has absolutely no business being a Jedi. We wanted to learn more about visual effects so we combined live action, stop-motion, and footage from the Star Wars films to create the first two installments for our Digital Effects classes a few years ago at the University of Colorado Denver; we recently completed the third episode on our own. This screening combines the first three entries into a single narrative.
MM: What else are you working on?
JL: We are currently working on a short horror-comedy film.
MM: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
JL: We previously worked on a ridiculous Western comedy series starring live cats.
MM: Meow where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
MM: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
JL: It’s a great way for filmmakers to get the word out and show their work. Thanks to everyone involved!
MM: Thank you John for taking the time to talk with me and yes… Han shot first!! You heard it here… we saw it!!
“The Lazy Jedi” will screen at the April 17th Emerging Filmmakers Project!