CIWF Filmmaker Interview: Alicia Cole
Anomaly Episode 1: Just A Dream? | 121Studios.net
Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
AC: It’s an honor to be a part of the Women in Film that are making a difference here in CO. I’m a transplant from Minneapolis MN where their is a strong group of women filmmakers and I was excited to see a group forming here.
Q: What are your hopes for the event?
AC: My hopes is that not only woman show up. I hope that all filmmakers whether male or female can appreciate a more equal balance and look at woman being involved in filmmaking. It should balance the storytelling and content that creates higher quality story and production.
Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
AC: It’s important to focus on regional women filmmakers, because that’s the heart, the core, and it’s where it starts. If women filmmakers can’t support each other on a small scale, how do we expect to support each other on the large scale?
Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
AC: This is for all filmmakers and non-filmmakers alike. Filmmakers hopefully will be inspired by creative stories and not just emotional feminist films. I would hope non-filmmakers would enjoy it, because they get to be a part of their local community by supporting the arts.
Q: This is the 4th year of CIWF. What’s been the best part/a favorite memory of the festival in years past?
AC: This will be my first one.
Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
AC: I am one of the producers, story developers, and editors on Anomaly. Anomaly was created by my business partner and friend Terrell Lamont. He brought my other business partner Justin Lewis and I in on the story and together we’ve developed it into an online digital series.
Anomaly is a crime thriller about a rogue detective who risks everything when she forms a dangerous bond with a man who has telekinetic abilities. Calvin is a despondent call center manager who becomes obsessed with power and control after he discovers he has telekinetic abilities. Veronica is an alcoholic detective suspended by the force for dangerous and reckless behavior. With both of them struggling to find themselves a unique bond is formed when Calvin becomes the key focus in a murder investigation.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
AC: Women, you are talented, strong, and creative. You are women who I hope I can get to learn and grow from over the years to come and that we can help lead the way in balancing the equality when it comes to women in the film industry.
Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
AC: Story is king and fun in necessary, but I love the details, you will always find little nuggets about characters or our crew mixed into the Production Background. It’s like a treasure hunt. So maybe that isn’t unique… but that’s all I got.
Q: What else are you working on?
AC: My company 121Studios are currently producing and filming a feature documentary called Reaching Normal. It’s about a musically gifted student with Autism preparing to live on his own with the help of his driven therapist before attending his first year of college at Berklee School of Music. We are flying out to Boston in two weeks to document how he does. The film is set to be released in Summer 2015.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work? You may go to AC: 121Studios.net to see our information. 🙂
Anomaly Episode 1: Just A Dream? will screen Saturday, August 16th at 6:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.