EFP Filmmaker Interview with John Hartman
Neuroplasticity by Kitty Tooth Salad
Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
JH: I became a filmmaker because it’s the best way I know of to create an alternate artistic reality — that lives outside my head.
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
JH: Neuroplasticity is what you shall see at the EFP. It was shot on super 8, and is experimental in nature. This film has not screened elsewhere. It is, in fact, not my film but a work for hire that I did for a band: Kitty Tooth Salad.
Q: What else are you working on?
JH: I am also working on several other super 8 films: “Gothenstein,” “Kung Fu Sisters,” “Dolls of the Damned,” and “Sir Hi Brow.”
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
JH: One weird thing about me: I like to walk around in a GOTH ROBOT trash can outfit (often risking my life in the process (which is as weird as it is stupid) and refuse tips…I just do it to distract folks from the mundane. One weird thing about my films is that I enjoy incorporating footage of the police kicking my crew off stolen locations.
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?
JH: The EFP is very accommodating in that a venue is provided that caters to works that might not otherwise be seen, and live feedback is encouraged.
Neuroplasticity by Kitty Tooth Salad will screen September 19th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.