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The Music Box

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Lewis Leslie.

Lewis is screening the “The Music Box” October 18th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project (EFP), Denver’s longest-running, locals-only independent film screening event. EFP Host Patrick Sheridan, who worked on “The Music Box”  recently caught up with Lewis.

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

LL:  I have been writing screenplays for about ten years. In 2010, after being part of a few small productions, I realized that I wanted to be more involved in the filmmaking process.  I jumped right in, directing the feature film “Killer Ink”. Many doors have opened, and I have directed 9 short films since. I will be directing my 10th next month.

PS: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere. What are your plans for it?

LL: We are showing “The Music Box”. It’s a movie about a couple that has grown apart because it takes all their energy just to make it through each day. This film won best picture in the 1 Story 3 Visions contest held by the Phenom Film Fest Sept 6th-9th in Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana.

PS: A little side note to our readers: I was offered the role of the husband. I jumped at it because Lewis had already cast one of my favorite people, local actors Laura Mayo. I then helped out with the script and helped produce it. I even helped teak the final edit with the movie’s extraordinary editor, Ryan Carroll. Thanks for letting me be part of it, Lewis.

LL: You’re welcome.

PS: What else are you working on?

LL: Under Fire Studios’ feature film “Killer Ink” is being re-cut, and will screen this winter in Denver. My first faith-based film “One Way” is filming at the beginning of November. My short film “The Monster in the Basement” is nearing completion. It’s part of a feature-length horror anthology titled “The Dead Speak Tales”.

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

LL: I like to use names of friends and family as characters in my films.

PS: Where can people go to find out more about you? My website is www.underfirestudios.com. And I have a facebook  page: https://www.facebook.com/underfirestudios

PS: Anything else you’d like us to know about?

LL: I have always had a deep love for film. I am very grateful to have a community like there is here in Denver to practice and showcase my work.

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

LL: EFP is a great way to showcase local films and meet local filmmakers. I’m really looking forward to the screening on the 18th!

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2 Comments

  1. […] EFP Host Patrick Sheridan interviewed Lewis back in October when his award-winning movie The Music Box played at the EFP. To check out that interview, click here: https://efpdenver.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/the-music-box/. […]

  2. […] EFP Host Patrick Sheridan interviewed Lewis back in October when his award-winning movie The Music Box played at the EFP. To check out that interview, click here: https://efpdenver.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/the-music-box/. […]

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