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Nebulous Visions

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Bradley Haag.

Bradley is screening the “Nebulus Visions Stop-Motion Collection”  September 20th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project. EFP Host Patrick Sheridan had a chance to chat with Bradley.

PS: Tell us about yourself and why you’ve become a filmmaker.

BH: I like seeing the stuff in my head come to life, and when I can get the resources together, I make it happen. I’m not sure I have a definitive style yet. I prefer to work with the smallest possible budget because it encourages creativity. And I usually don’t start a project unless I have a clear vision of what the logo or graphics will look like.

PS: What are we going to see at the EFP?

BH: These are several stop-motion experiments. A few years ago, my friend Adam and I weren’t making videos often enough so we set aside a “playday” each week where the goal was to make a video, no matter what. These shorts played previously at Open Screen Night.

PS: What else are you working on?

BH: Currently I’m co-producing/DP on a feature film called Trauma (written and directed by Eileen Agosta). I’m drawing a graphic novel, producing a movie podcast, and redesigning my website.

PS: Tell us one weird thing about you or your movies.
BH: One weird thing about my movies is that they are weird.

PS: Where can people go to find out more about you?

BH: People can go to nebulusvisions.com to watch my videos and read my bio.

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

BH: I’m thankful the EFP exists and affords me the opportunity to screen alongside other great local talents.

PS: We look forward tot he screening!

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Whores & Legends

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Ryan Carroll.

Ryan is the writer and director of “Whores & Legends,” a short comedy about a karaoke bar. It follows two souls through an unforgettable night. The movie plays September 20th at The Emerging Filmmakers at The Bug Theatre (3654 Navajo St., Denver CO 80211). EFP host Patrick Sheridan recently caught up with Ryan.

PS: Why do you make movies?

RC: Making films just makes me smile. If you ever get the chance to see me on set, rehearsal, or even a casting call you’ll see nothing but a giant, s*@#-eatin’ grin on my face the entire time!I’m not sure that I really have a style yet or what that would even be. Everything is visual for me. I tried to avoid heavy dialogue if possible. Lately, I’ve been focused on narrative shorts, but I’ll do anything that I think has a great story that wants to be told.PS: Tell us a little bit about your movie.RC: “Whores and Legends” developed around my love of karaoke and various rules that I’ve picked up through the years of running a gauntlet of bars and singers.This short film plays Thursday night, September 20th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project (EFP). EFP host Patrick Sheridan recently caught up with Ryan.

The film has screened at the 2012 MayDay Film Festival where it took home “Best Actor in a Short”, and played at the 2012 Phenom Film Festival.

PS: What else are you working on?

RC: I’m working on a couple of scripts right now. One has to deal with death and the possibility of renting out your own body. The other is geared around doing an entire short film on nothing but First Takes, no do-overs, no second chances.

I’m also currently developing an experimental film based off a short poem I wrote several years ago called “Alleged Penmanship.” I want to take live action stills and carve them into acrylic, and then animate them by pouring ink into the grooves. Still working out the logistics on that one.PS: Tell us one weird thing about you or your movies.RC: I always find a way (usually unintentional) to inject myself into my films. Whether it’s through adapting a personal experience into a script or doing background karaoke vocals for “Whores and Legends.”PS: Where can people go to find out more about you?

RC: I’m still working on my new website but people can check out my work on vimeo. http://vimeo.com/rgiddy

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

RC: I think the EFP is a great place to see awesome local talent. I love discovering what everyone is creating within the visual medium and getting to experience the great varieties of storytelling.

PS: Thanks, Ryan. See you on the 20th!

The Other Raul

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Raoul Vehill.

Raoul is the director of “The Other Raul,” s short film playing September 20th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project. EFP Host Patrick Sheridan had a chance to chat with Raoul.

PS: Tell us about yourself and your style as a filmmaker.

RV: I want to expose the human quality of self contradiction. I’m kooky. My movies are kooky.

PS: Tell us about your movie.

RV: It’s about the most successful spare change hustler I’ve seen. He fascinated me because he maximizes his limitations and has so much personality. I had to stalk him for months.

PS: What other things are in the works for you?

RV: “Low Down Dog.” A pregnant teen Christian helps a killer junky run to Mexico. daygloflix.org.

PS: Tell us one weird thing about you or your movies.

RV: I really wish that I could stop making movies and concentrate on bike riding and listening to jazz.

PS: Where can people go to find out more about you and your movies?

RV: I’m bad at stuff like that. facebook?www.daygloflix.com click the rvehill’s youtube channel link.

PS: You’ve been a long-time supported of and contributor to The EFP. Is there anything you’d like to say about it?

RV: That it’s priceless as a constant dynamic venue for local moviemakers and proves there are fresh quality local projects here in little D.

PS: Rock on. See you on the 20th!

Battle for the Boot

MEET THE FILMMAKERS: Ryan Demers and Paul Pendell

Ryan Demers and Paul Pendell are the co-directors of “Battle for the Boot,” a feature length documentary about the Denver Kickball Coalition. It premiered at the 33rd Starz Denver Film Festival and won the Golden Ace award at the 2011 Las Vegas Film Festival. Excerpts form this feature-length documentary screens September 20th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project. Screenings are held at Denver’s The Bug Theatre (3654 Navajo St.)

EFP Host Patrick Sheridan had a chance to chat with Ryan.

PS: Tell us about yourself and your style as a filmmaker.

RD: Paul really likes Comic Book movies, I am L’Autre.

PS: What else are you working on?RD: We are working on our first narrative feature film entitled “The Honey Cooler” starring local legend (In his own mind) Sid Pink. We also hope to start shooting a web series soon.

PS: Tell us one weird thing about you or your movies.

RD: In order to get the main interview for “Battle for the Boot” with DKBC founder Joe Phillips, Paul and I drove to Chicago and back in less than 48 hours. “The Honey Cooler” is a film-noir homage with people in animal costumes. This idea came directly from shooting our first feature “Battle for the Boot.”

PS: Where can people go to find out more about you?

RD: Check out our websites www.gaylordstreetfilms.comwww.battlefortheboot.netwww.thehoneycooler.com, and our YouTube channel under Gaylord Street Films.

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

RD: Arthur Martinez is my Idol.

PS: Many people feel the same way about Arthur.