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Making of the Spider

Meet the Filmmaker: Kevon Ward

Taking a break from re-writing “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, our Mark Mook was able to trap Kevon Ward in his web long enough to answer a few questions.

MM:  Why did you become a filmmaker?

KW:  My background is SFX, but in general I just love entertainment. Through film, your work and legacy can last forever.

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

KW:  I will be showing my “Making of the Spider” video. A step by step video of how my animatronic was built. It has been aired at the Oriental Theatre and will be featured in the upcoming indie film “Gray Matter”.

MM:  What else are you working on?

KW:  An animatronic head, SFX makeup, set design for the 13th Floor, illustration and graphic design and acting in a few upcoming films.

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

KW:  I have a fetish for creepy, crawly things. This is why I made the spider originally. I’ve had many tarantulas, scorpions, snakes, rats, etc.

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

KW:  For now Facebook under Kevon Ward. Soon I will develop a website and some more demo reels.

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

KW:  These events have helped me come a long way in networking and landing film opportunities.

MM:  Thank you Kevon for taking a break from creating creepy-ness and bad dreams and allowing me to interview you.  You can come see his work Thursday June 20th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.

The Emerging Filmmakers Project is held every third Thursday at the historic Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver CO.  Doors open at 7:30pm and films start at 8.

The Low Down Dog

Meet The Filmmaker: Raoul Vehill

 

Taking a break from saving the planet from the eventual alien invasion, our Mark Mook was able to get the low down from Raoul Vehill on his latest screening, “The Low Down Dog” trailer, at the June 20th EFP .

 

MM:  Why did you become a filmmaker?

RV:  My best friend & I found his dad’s super 8 camera when we were in the 4th grade & we somehow made a 3 minute, 1 reel, in camera edit, stop motion, sci fi, silent epic that somehow told a story, was in focus and lit. His dad had movie lights too.

 

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

RV:  The Low Down Dog trailer which screened at the last 5 minute Film Fest at the Deerpile. We’ll screen it at Open Screen Night at the Oriental and a friend is screening the Avengers in her backyard on Saturday night and I want to crash that party. Low Down Dog itself is a 35 minute experimental crime thriller which will premiere at the Oriental on August 7th at 8pm.

 

MM:  What else are you working on?

RV:  Mostly promoting and crowdfunding for Low Down Dog to send it to fests. I have files of notes or scripts for about 5 projects but I’m working on changing my attitude and SHOULD be working on becoming a used car salesman or finding a real job.

 

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

RV:  I’ve stopped and come back to filmmaking because it doesn’t make sense to do it or not to do it. With punk rock and writing novels too but mostly with movies. It makes absolutely no sense but the reason I don’t stop is because I don’t know how to do anything else.

 

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

RV:  Go to Indiegogo & search Low Dow Dog or go to

www.daygloflix.org

 

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

RV:  I’m totally grateful to have, in the 1st place, a place to come and see great local work, and in the 2nd place, amazed and humbled that you’ll screen my work. Thanks!

 

MM:  Big thanks to Raoul for taking time to be interviewed.  You can come see his trailer Thursday June 20th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project being held every third Thursday at the historic Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo St., Denver CO.  Doors open at 7:30pm.