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Meet the Filmmaker: Raoul Vehill, “3 Way Furry Love Suicide”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
RV: I think I made a few movies before I knew I was one.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
RV: 3 Way Furry Love Suicide. I was learning the workflow of making a smartphone movie.

Q: What else are you working on?
RV: Ruffy in the Shopping Plaza of the Dead. It’s about the same character. I was going to throw the puppet star out but saw him in the dumpster and had an idea.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
RV: No cats were harmed in the production of the movie. That and I’ve seen none of the Planet of the Apes reboots.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
RV: I’ll update daygloflix.org soon.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
RV: Thanks for all you do!!!!!!!!!

3 Way Furry Love Suicide will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, July 20th at The Bug Theatre.

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Meet the Filmmaker: Michael Lindenberger, “Falling in Love”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
ML: I was influenced by my wife, Nancy and simply wanted to try it myself.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP?  Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
ML: Falling in Love – a short comedy about the stages of a relationship.  But, in a warped kind of way!  This has not screened elsewhere and I have no specific plans for it.
Q: What else are you working on?
ML: Currently shooting a feature and am collaborating with my wife on two more short comedies, one about old man balls and the other is about wedding vows.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
ML: At first I found myself drawn to this type of twisted humor but as time goes on, I am starting to enjoy the more serious and dramatic stories.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
ML: Linde Mike is my Youtube channel.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
ML: Thank you for the opportunity to show my video and thank you for showing your appreciation for this craft.
Falling in Love will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, July 20th at The Bug Theatre.
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Meet the Filmmaker: Chris Freeman, “Girl Meets Germs”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
CF: Since I was a little kid, I’ve always been obsessed with movies; often watching the entertaining ones over and over. I’ve also always been equally fascinated with the process of making movies; I was that kid who actually watched all the special features on a DVD/Blu Ray. I have always seen film as art, which is probably why I feel I get so much out of it as a viewer and creator. Film has always been my one passion, and I woke up one day a few years ago and said, now is the time. My wife, Rachel Freeman, also loves film and decided she was up for becoming a film editor on these movies we make together.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
CF: Girl Meets Germs is the first film I ever shot/directed. It is a romantic comedy about a germaphobic college girl who just wants to study in peace at the local library, but becomes distracted when a boisterous, sloppy college boy sits at her table. Romantic Comedy isn’t the genre I’m typically attracted to as a storyteller, so I wanted to make it different by having it be 99% dialogue-free. It has been selected into four film festivals so far, including several in Colorado: the Lyons Film Festival, Intendence Film Festival, and the upcoming Blissfest333 International Film Festival on August 5th and 6th. After we wrap up the summer leg of the Colorado festival tour, we will perhaps submit it to some out-of-state festivals.
Q: What else are you working on?
CF: Our next short film, Speed Trap, is shooting in September, with a hopeful 2018 release date. It is a thriller and couldn’t be further from the genre of Girl Meets Germs. Audiences will get to see Girl Meets Germs‘ lead actor Mikaela Mae Hofbauer play around with a different role and genre. Fun fact: Girl Meets Germs co-lead actor Connor W. Anderson (a veteran Colorado filmmaker) will be the Director of Photography on this upcoming shoot. I can’t say anything else about it at the moment, but this is the first time it has been mentioned in public; we haven’t even announced it on social media yet. I can say it will be our first outdoor shoot and will make epic use of Colorado scenery.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
CF: We have two chihuahuas: Lula Mae and Daisy Rey. Lula has made it into our first two short films, Girl Meets Germs and Mr. Fuffles. In Girl Meets Germs, she can be seen on the wall in an Andy Warhol-style print behind Mikaela as she wipes down the table. In Mr. Fuffles, she is again on the wall in the form of a Christmas card, wearing a Santa hat. It’s turned into a Where’s Waldo hunt for those paying attention. Poor Daisy has not been featured yet on screen, so maybe it’s her turn.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
CF: The EFP is a great resource for new and established filmmakers in Colorado. The chance to screen my film in front of a Denver crowd of film lovers is exciting. I am grateful for the opportunity, and thankful for the hard work the EFP crew puts into programming/screening the event each month. I am excited to attend future screenings as well!
Girl Meets Germs will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, July 20th at The Bug Theatre.
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Meet the Filmmaker: Kaitlin McMullen, “Patrick Sheridan’s Purpose”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
KM: I have grown up with a camera by my side due to my parents documenting my every move. I got inspired by my family for filming the memories in a physical format with their cameras. I further on decided to learn how to film and edit videos together to create this type of visual art.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
KM: We will be seeing my documentary of Patrick Sheridan. The title of the film is Patrick Sheridan’s Purpose because I wanted to showcase his rhyme and reason for being on this planet.

Q: What else are you working on?
KM: I’ve been working on various short films, music video, and documentaries. Documentaries are definitely the genre of film that I am most passionate about.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
KM: A weird about me is that I can free style rap about any subject and every time I edit my films I have to be drinking chocolate milk to help me concentrate.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
KM: You can find more of my content on vimeo and instagram as Kaitlin McMullen.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
KM: I am so happy to be part of something so amazing. It brings me that filmmakers can come together, enjoy content, and inspire each other to be creative.

Patrick Sheridan’s Purpose will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, June 15th at The Bug Theatre.

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Meet the Filmmaker: Dillon Cole, “Passenger’s Seat”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
DC: It makes me feel like a kid again. I get to play with fancy, expensive toys and play pretend with my friends.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
DC: PASSENGER’S SEAT was my team’s submission to the first Weekend Warriors Film Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado. It was made in 48 hours and won Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Score and Best Cinematography when it first screened in October 2016.

Q: What else are you working on?
DC: Filmmaking-wise, mostly commercial work. I’m the Cinema Manager at The Lyric, an independent cinema in Fort Collins, Colorado. We’re opening our new location in a few months, so I’ve been working on stuff for that. Friends & I premiered our newest short, A Lindbergh Baby Situation, earlier this month and I’m already itching for a new narrative project – holla atcha gurl if you have a neat script you want produced!

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
DC: I try my best to use “little movies” instead of “short films.” It sounds so cute!

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
DC: dillonjamescole.com. My phone number is on there too if you want to prank call me or ask me out for drinks.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
DC: I’m in endless appreciation for The EFP. To me, The EFP provides a crucial step for local filmmakers in their pursuit of larger success. Thank you for showing our little movie!

 Partners will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, June 15th at The Bug Theatre.
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Meet the Filmmaker: Ashley Matkowsky, “Partners”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
AM: I knew since I was little that making films was what I was made to do, simple as that I guess. Some things you just know.

 

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
AM: We will be viewing Partners, my first short film about a notorious woman bank robber who is finally caught and interviewed before she serves her time in jail. It has screened at The Independent Women of Film Festival back in February and I have entered it into a few other local film festivals as well.

 

Q: What else are you working on?
AM: I’m working on my next two short films as we speak on top of a local political ad. My second short film, SEKUND, will be in production in the Fall as my third short film, Gangsters, which I am also adapting to a feature, is being finalized and polished.

 

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
AM: You’ve gotta be weird to be a filmmaker. I can’t think of anything specifically “weird” but I do have to say I enjoy making films as real as possible, cinema verite.

 

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
AM: I have a facebook page and a youtube channel that I update every time I make something new.
Partners will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, July 20th at The Bug Theatre.

 

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Meet the Filmmaker: Kyle Woodiel, “My Body Sings Electric “Keep it Simple Stupid”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?

KW: I truly just enjoy every single process of making a film; from initial planning to completion.

 

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

KW: We’re seeing a music video titled “Keep It Simple Stupid” by Denver band My Body Sings Electric. It is currently public to view on YouTube.

 

Q: What else are you working on?

KW: I’m currently in pre-production to produce another indie short film; ‘Canvas.’

 

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

KW: I almost always wear a Colorado Rockies Baseball hat while on set.

 

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

KW: You can find more of my work at my production company’s website; cameraspeeds.com

 

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

KW: I really appreciate the opportunity to screen a film on an actual screen in front of the community.

 

My Body Sings Electric “Keep it Simple Stupid” will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, May 18th at The Bug Theatre.