2017 CIWF

Meet the Filmmaker: Megan MacGrath, “Fifty Shades of Kilroy”

Fifty Shades of Kilroy | http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3244485/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
MM: I am so honored and excited this film was selected to be a part of the festival.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
MM: My hopes are for everyone to have fun and enjoy themselves.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
MM: I think it’s pretty important to focus on regional women filmmakers because often we can get overlooked.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
MM: I think friends, cast, crew members who worked on the project, who may not have been able to see it and just anyone in general who wants to see the scope of what we, as women filmmakers, can do.

Q: This is the 7th year of CIWF. Do you have a favorite memory of the festival (or screening at The Bug Theatre) in years past?
MM: Unfortunately, I’ve not been able to attend the festival in the past, so I’m pretty excited for this opportunity this year.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
MM: I’ve been working in the film industry for over 10 years and have met amazing people along my journey. The project is a fun one that the writer couldn’t escape hearing about Fifty Shades of Grey and took a fun, little twist to it.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
MM: I have held many different crew roles throughout my career and it’s fun to change up the genre and work on different projects and with different people. You never know where it might lead you or who you’ll meet.

Q: What else are you working on?
MM: I’m currently in pre-production for a sci-fi, fantasy film called Monster Force Zero. We start filming this month and have a few other projects lined up as well, like a Ghostbusters fan film.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
MM: IMDb – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3244485/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 or even just find me on Facebook: Megan PM AD MacGrath – I post projects I’ve worked on, as well as new information.

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
MM: Looking forward to meeting new filmmakers and connecting with more women filmmakers.

Fifty Shades of Kilroy will screen Friday, February 10th at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.

Meet the Filmmaker: Ashley Matkowsky, “Partners”

Partnershttp://jackash.virb.com/

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
AM: I feel incredibly honored be to have been given the opportunity to see my film shown on the big screen side-by-side with other local women filmmakers.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
AM: Anyone who enjoys watching films should come and support our local filmmakers. It’s a chance to see filmmaking in its rawest, purest form before it can be corrupted by Hollywood budgets and box office quotas.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
AM: I started out as a percussionist, then a painter and now a filmmaker, something I wanted to do since I was a kid. I’m a big fan of/inspired by Buster Keaton, Harmony Korine, Shawn Christensen, Matt Johnson, Wes Anderson and Mike Mills. I am currently studying at Colorado Film School to become a writer and director.

My project Partners came from the idea of a female Robin Hood and the concept of Cinema Verite. I had an incredible cast and crew to help turn some paper into a film as well as having the opportunity to use a song by UK artist MadColour. This is my first production created while studying at CFS under some truly phenomenal instructors and I hope to show many more in the future.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
AM: I lived in Queens, NY until 2000, lived in Orange County, CA until 2006 and I’ve been in Colorado ever since. Growing up on two major coasts of the country really helped mold my mindset and those experiences I had continuously give me ideas for my films.

Q: What else are you working on?
AM: I am currently working on a few different scripts, two short films and one feature-length adaptation script of one of the shorts. I have been thinking about this feature-length for years so it feels great to be getting started on such an important project to me.

I also do some local political video projects when I’m not working or schooling as I try to stay as politically active as I can, especially in times like these.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
AM: You can check out my website here: http://jackash.virb.com/
My Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/AMatkowskyArt/
My Youtube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpq3cR6adbGvENIiveKbAPw

I post my new work immediately and keep the community updated on everything art related that I’m up to!

Please contact me via email: ashley.m.1992@gmail.com

Thank you all for your continuous support of local filmmaking!

Partners will screen Friday, February 10th at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.

Meet the Filmmaker: Kelsey Opel, “Anonymous: Story of a Coke Addict”

Anonymous: Story of a Coke Addict

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
KO: I’m really excited to participate in a women’s film festival in Colorado! It’s also awesome to be able to represent our minority that calls for change and growth in the film industry. It’s wonderful to be a part of a generation that aims to improve the lives of women in any workplace.
Q: What are your hopes for the event?
KO: I’m hoping to meet more strong female filmmakers who strive to create equality in the film industry.
Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival?  Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
KO: I think anyone outside of the film community would love this film festival. Everyone loves movies. And the women who made these films have powerful stories to share that anyone could relate to.
Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
KO: I made Anonymous: Story of a Coke Addict for my second project at The Colorado Film School. This was the first time I wrote, produced, and directed a really big project with a larger crew, and I loved it! The movie was inspired by my mom, who is also a Coca Cola addict, though she’s not as severe as the characters in my film.
Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
KO: I see movies as a kind of escapism. I aspire to make quirky, comedy films, or any movie that makes people think about things.
Q: What else are you working on?
KO: I’m currently drafting both another short and feature film for sometime in the future. I also work as a production assistant locally on features and commercials. I just finished working on the Netflix film Our Souls At Night that filmed in Colorado Springs in the fall.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
KO: I think this is a great festival to promote female filmmakers in Colorado, and I look forward to collaborating with many of these wonderful women in the future!
Anonymous: Story of a Coke Addict will screen Saturday, February 11th at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.

Meet the Filmmaker: Olivia Abtahi, “The Reason I Jump”, “Father Sun”

The Reason I Jump, Father Sunwww.oliviaabtahi.com

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
OA: It’s a total honor to be selected– any festival that supports independent female filmmakers is such an important part of the industry. Thank you for selecting me!

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
OA: I hope to meet other amazing filmmakers and see some wonderful films done by women like myself.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
OA: It’s incredibly important to focus on regional women filmmakers– how else would we see these hidden points of view in our communities? The more perspectives we experience the more we understand each other.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
OA: Anyone who loves being transported should definitely attend– doesn’t matter if you’re a filmmaker or someone who’s never been to a film festival before. These are stories that we might not see on the big screen that still speak to our daily experiences of living in this region.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
OA: Father Sun is the story of a Navajo community getting solar energy on their community building. In Navajo/Diné culture, the sun is the father of creation, and powers our spiritual and physical lives. With solar energy, we see a community’s God powering their daily lives in a very tangible way.

The Reason I Jump is an adaptation of the same novel, giving us a glimpse into the life of someone with Autism. It’s an opportunity to understand and empathize, and see a world that so much of our population inhabits every day.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
OA: Before I plan a movie, I think of the resources I have. Then I build the story around that.

Q: What else are you working on?
OA: I’m working on a new short film called Female Character.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
OA: www.oliviaabtahi.com

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
OA: Can’t wait to see everyone’s work 🙂

The Reason I Jump will screen Saturday, February 10th at 4:00pm and Father Sun will screen Saturday at 6:00p.m. at The Bug Theatre.

Meet the Filmmaker: Natalie Villa, “Sins of the Father”, “With the Power of a Thousand Suns”

Sins of the Father, With the Power of a Thousand Sunsyoutube.com/MsVilla09

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
NV: I feel honored to be recognized alongside women filmmakers who are doing the work! It looks to be a great festival!

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
NV: I’m hoping to connect with passionate women filmmakers who I can work with in the future. It’s always encouraging and inspiring to see the great work being done here in Colorado.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
NV: By highlighting regional women filmmakers, the community can see a different, non-male-dominated perspective — a voice from within the community that they live and work in.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
NV: I think everyone would enjoy the festival – everyone enjoys a good film. Right now, there is a lot of discussion of the women’s movement and I think people could find empowerment seeing all women films.

Q: This is the 7th year of CIWF. Do you have a favorite memory of the festival (or screening at The Bug Theatre) in years past?
NV: My favorite memory is seeing people really enjoying the film and connecting with the filmmakers. It’s great to have a chance to meet people behind the films.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
NV: I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I have been making films since 2008 and recently graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in film and television. I currently work at WESTAF, a regional nonprofit arts organization, where I recently produced and filmed WESTAF’s National Endowment for the Arts 50th Anniversary promotional video.

Sins of the Father was written by my younger sister and we adapted it for my senior thesis film in 2016. Sins of the Father is a short film that explores family, grief, anger, forgiveness and pain. Once Andrea learns of a family secret, her relationship is tested with her father.

With the Power of a Thousand Suns is an award winning short documentary that follows Roxanne Mena as she deals with her recent Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis and her newly changed life. Roxanne Mena is a friend of mine and when I learned of her diagnosis, I wanted to help and this was one of the ways I knew how. It is a deeply personal story and I am honored to tell it.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
NV: I went to Ethiopia in 2008 after winning a film competition. It was an amazing experience and was my first time leaving the country!

Q: What else are you working on?
NV: I am currently doing research for a documentary that explores the stigma behind abortion, some controversial laws and the stories behind the act.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
NV: People can find some of my work on YouTube at youtube.com/MsVilla09

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
NV: Thank you for the opportunity and I can’t wait for the festival!

Sins of the Father will screen Friday, February 10th at 8:00pm and With the Power of a Thousand Suns will screen Saturday at 4:00p.m. at The Bug Theatre.

Meet the Filmmakers: Jessica McGaugh and Roma Sur, “Pulse of the Mountains” (teaser)

Pulse of the Mountains (teaser) | https://vimeo.com/jessicamcgaugh

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
J&R: When the ancient Indian beats of Oddissi combine with the rhythms of the African Djembe and the vibrant Spanish Flamenco, a new kind of sound is born. This sound is called the Pulse of the Mountains. Pulse of the Mountains explores the stories of three immigrant artists who have chosen Colorado as their second home. It’s a story about preserving ancient traditions and finding new meanings through rhythm and beats.

One of the most exciting pieces of the film is an original live performance between our three characters. These artists will be coming together to bring a brand new never-before-seen fusion. It is a global crossing of regions and cultures that usually do not intersect- India, Guinea and Spain.

We are long-time collaborators on multiple projects. Our previous feature-length documentary The Golden Hour, a film about roadside fatalies in India, won awards at film festivals and screened on Indian television. We also work together in the Film and Television Program at the University of Colorado Denver.

As filmmakers, we are most interested in creating a venue for voices that are underrepresented in cinema. Pulse of the Mountains contributes to this goal by telling multiple and diverse stories; the specific characters in our film, performing artists at large, female filmmakers and immigrants.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
J&R: We are very excited to participate in the Colorado Independent Women of Film Festival this year. We are currently in production of our documentary Pulse of the Mountains and we hope screening a scene from the film will create awareness of the movie and get audiences excited about seeing the final product. The film will be completed by the end of the year.

Q: This is the 7th year of CIWF. Do you have a favorite memory of the festival (or screening at The Bug Theatre) in years past?
J&R: Jessica was fortunate enough to screen a feature film last year (Red Pearl) and really enjoyed sharing her movie and talking about her experiences making the film.

Q: What else are you working on?
J&R: Alongside the production of the doc, this year we have completed a feature-length screenplay titled The Rock Within. The film tells the story of a multi-cultural friendship formed during a struggle of infertility. Production of the film will begin here in Colorado in 2018.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
J&R: Jessica has a Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/jessicamcgaugh

Pulse of the Mountains (teaser) will screen Saturday, February 11th at 6:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.

Meet the Filmmaker: Loralyn Fabian, “Never Enough Time”

Never Enough Timehttp://bit.ly/2dR1wTJ

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
LF: To be invited to screen my comedy sketch short, Never Enough Time, at the Colorado Independent Women of Film festival is such an honor! I am absolutely thrilled to be included in this showcase.

I’m an aspiring comedy writer, performer, and filmmaker, and I’m currently on a path of self-teaching and learning as I go. This DIY, low-budget route, with only a couple friends helping me out, is terribly fun and rewarding, but it does take a great deal of time to just get one five minute video completed!

With that said, to be accepted to screen my very first comedy sketch short at CIWF is an absolutely tremendous, unexpected milestone.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
LF: That Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will walk through the doors.

No, in all seriousness, the festival will be such a great opportunity to: meet and learn from other (women!) creatives; see how others react to my work; receive feedback; help out wherever I can; and if I’m lucky, find others to collaborate with, who share a similar vision.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
LF: It’s incredibly important. As a majority in this nation, but a minority in the art of visual storytelling, there must be opportunities such as CIWF to support, foster, and celebrate women in this field. Additionally, it is even more important to include and give focus to minority women in filmmaking at events like CIWF.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
LF: I’ll reiterate that I’m an aspiring comedy writer, performer, and filmmaker, and I’m currently creating DIY comedy sketch shorts for web. Right now, I am self-teaching and learning as I go, with the intent to create entertaining, yet thought-provoking work–and just see where that gets me. My goal is to be able to write, create, direct, and perform, professionally, for comedy sketch shorts (web and festivals), as well as for episodic sketch comedy for television.

The intention of Never Enough Time was to explore, in an absurd and light-hearted way, the question of: “Who is ultimately responsible for improving your life?” This short stems from my own struggles in efficiently managing my time to effectively pursue my creative work. It also reflects difficulties in breaking bad habits, which can negatively impact the creative process. In making Never Enough Time, I wanted to turn my emotions on these matters into something tangible, in hopes that at least one other person who feels similar, and watches the short one day, won’t feel as alone! And maybe, they’ll even become a little inspired to stop putting off doing what they love, too.

I’ve always loved comedic, visual storytelling since I was a kid. I love comedy, because it reverts you back into a childlike state, and it explores truth. It’s a tremendous communication tool. Not only am I an incredibly visual person and learner, but I’m also finding that performance art is simply the most fun way for me to create, communicate, and connect.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
LF: You can head to http://bit.ly/2dR1wTJ to watch Never Enough Time. My next comedy sketch shorts are underway, and I will be posting my work to this channel. Stay tuned!

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
LF: I would just like to thank Eileen, and everyone else involved in organizing and running this event for the Denver filmmaking community, with a much-needed focus on women in the field. Thank you for the opportunity to be included in the festival!

Thank you to my friends (cast and crew) who helped to create, Never Enough Time.

And lastly, thank you in advance to everyone who shows up and supports CIWF over the weekend!

Never Enough Time will screen Saturday, February 11th at 6:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.

Meet the Filmmaker: Kendra Fleischman, “The String Ballet”, “Walk With Me”

The String Ballet, Walk With Mewww.kfleischman.com

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
KF: Excited, honored, and appreciative of the recognition! It is a wonderful validation of one’s work to be included among such talented film makers!

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
KF: It is so important to hear from other artists/film makers, especially when pieces are very experimental in nature like this one. I value any feedback I receive, positive or negative, I am used to being critiqued so bring it on! I hope the event is well attended and cherished by the Denver audience, it really is a hidden gem!

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
KF: Focusing on women filmmakers is absolutely vital to bring a fresh perspective to film, and having an event that further focuses on regional women in film is a fantastic way for women to share their work, network and hopefully form a community of women film makers.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
KF: Everyone should attend, there is such a diverse lineup at the festival, there is something for everyone. You will definitely see works that challenge you, make you cry, make you laugh and maybe add a new perspective to your views.

Q: This is the 7th year of CIWF. Do you have a favorite memory of the festival (or screening at The Bug Theatre) in years past?
KF: Each festival has offered amazing stories its hard to choose a favorite. I do appreciate the chance it has given me to apply my knowledge in visual art to film and have it screened in front of an audience. The talk back sessions are a wonderful way to connect with audience.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film The String Ballet.
KF: I am a fine artist by trade, a sculptor to be specific. It has been an interesting path to start working with the moving image in a 2d format. This particular piece is an experiment using Adobe After Effects to create a line animation that twists, bends and forms an optical illusion. To compliment the line element of the video, I manipulated some video footage I filmed of a young ballet dancer and used overlay and blending techniques to bring the two elements together in a short piece that I hoped would feel psychedelic and fun. The music is a simple composition I created using Logic Pro to add a music box feel with a trance type beat.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film Walk With Me.
KF: What started out as a spooky little experiment with rotoscoping some ghost like images onto footage I shot at Mount Olivet Cemetery, quickly mushroomed into a story about memories and the short span of a lifetime. Almost all the footage in this piece comes from the home movies of my father, and my grandfathers, lovingly edited, overlapped and combined with footage I shot over the past 15 years. I like to think of it as a collage of memories, each getting a bit jumbled and unclear as time goes by. The music, “Walk With Me” by Moby, is a delicate and slightly melancholy adaptation of a spiritual hymn . I love the section of the lyrics – “all alone, this tedious journey – won’t you walk with me”.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
KF: I am the grandma moses of film… ha ha! Although I am coming a little late to the party, and I didn’t attend film school, I hope to add something to the art of film that is inspiring and entertaining to view.

I am kind of a one woman band right now, but I am hoping to change that this year by collaborating with more artists on story, filming and post production processes.

Q: What else are you working on?
KF: I am currently working on a large video installation called “The Little Chapel of Our Holy Motherboard” where I will be creating an entire chapel in a room complete with animated stained glass windows, a robot like Madonna and Child and a QR code prayer book. I will be exhibiting this work at Currents New Media exhibition in Santa Fe June 9th – 25th, 2017.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
KF: www.kfleischman.com or Facebook – Kendra Fleischman Off Center Studio

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
KF: A huge thank you to Eileen and all the people who help organize and run this festival, your efforts in bringing this event to the public are greatly appreciated! Keep filming ladies!

 

The String Ballet will screen Saturday, February 11th at 4:00pm and Walk With Me will screen Saturday at 6:00p.m. at The Bug Theatre.

Meet the Filmmaker: Jane Darling, “Violet By the Sea”, “Beware the Cats at Starz Pet Universe”

Violet By the Sea; Beware the Cats at Starz Pet Universewww.spiropictures.com

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
JD: I am thrilled and honored to be in the film festival. It’s a terrific showcase of Colorado films. I love being part of the event. The room is filled with positive energy. It’s magical!

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
JD: To meet other filmmakers and see how creative women are using their voice in this media. To see some amazing innovation in visuals and story. To see young artists make movies.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
JD: This event raises awareness for all film production in Colorado. It showcases the talent and voices of women filmmakers who live here. And typically uses Colorado actors, a very talented group of people who bring our stories to life..

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the film making community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
JD: You won’t see these films at the local AMC. These types of films are unique and innovative. The films cover a wide variety of topics and are fun to watch! I am inspired by the young filmmakers I see. And people who might be interested in making their own movies will see completed projects that started as an idea and ended up on the big screen with an audience and lots of clapping!

Q: This is the 7th year of CIWF. Do you have a favorite memory of the festival (or screening at The Bug Theatre) in years past?
JD: I’ve attended most of them. No favorite over the other. I often see filmmakers grow and evolve leaps and bounds year over year as they keep producing. That’s inspiring.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
JD: I am an artist and writer. Film making combines both. It’s challenging and I learn new skills every time I make a movie. I am now focusing on science fiction/fantasy, not action movies, but character driven and hopefully innovative, complex science fiction themed stories.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
JD: There is always a surreal element in my movies, something visual or in the story.

Q: What else are you working on?
JD: I am working on a feature length science fiction film. Working title is The Last Intern. It’s about a friendly medical intern who’s left for dead on a barren world and is recovered generations later by the descendant of the bigot who left him there to die. The intern is valuable salvage parts from a long lost technology and would not trust a human now even if his life depended on it, but it does and he must work together with his rescuer to escape the deadly planet and get his second chance at life and love.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
JD: www.spiropictures.com

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
JD: The talent and ages of the filmmakers run across a broad spectrum. I am often inspired by the younger ones who bring a fresh vision to film making. Best film festival in Denver.

Beware the Cats at Starz Pet Universe will screen Saturday, February 11th at 4:00pm and Violet By the Sea will screen Saturday at 8:00p.m. at The Bug Theatre.

Meet the Filmmaker: Tinisha Johnson, “Seasons Change”

Seasons Change | www.tinishaj.com

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
TJ: This is a great honor. I was happy to receive the news. And I’m looking forward to watching all the other fantastic films.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
TJ: I’m looking forward to networking with others and learn from other filmmakers. I’m also looking forward to getting feedback on my film.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
TJ: I think it is very important. Women have amazing stories to tell. Diversity is important in telling a vast amount of stories that will appeal to all.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
TJ: I don’t believe the festival is just for the filmmaking community, although I understand why many filmmakers would attend. However, there are many in the public who enjoy independent movies and are delighted to support local filmmakers.

Q: This is the 7th year of CIWF. Do you have a favorite memory of the festival (or screening at The Bug Theatre) in years past?
TJ: I’ve only attended one, but have heard that this festival is one of a kind.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
TJ: I have enjoyed writing for quite a while. I’ve written a few books, have a Masters in Screenwriting, and have written various screenplays. Regarding my project at the CIWF, its titled Seasons Change and I came up with the idea because I’ve always been interested in the mind and the psychology of the mind so I thought it would be neat to film one woman who had three vastly different personalities, and how the personalties connect. I think there is a little bit of crazy in all of us.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
TJ: Normally, regardless of what I’m writing, there’s usually a murder in the story. I never realized that until now.

Q: What else are you working on?
TJ: I’m working on a low budget feature script. I’m also working on revising some of my other scripts. I’m always trying to improve my craft.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
TJ: www.tinishaj.com

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
TJ: Keep doing what you all are doing and representing the Colorado Women of Film. This is great exposure.

Seasons Change will screen Saturday, February 11th at 6:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.