Amanda Gostomski

Meet the Filmmaker: Amanda Gostomski, “Graffiti Falls”

GraffitiFalls_AmandaGostomskiQ: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
AG: Super excited!

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
AG: To see some interesting films, and to meet other women who are part of the game.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
AG: So important. I’m writing this from California at the moment. First, time here since I was a kid. Funny thing is that I feel like I really recognize the area and the culture without ever living in the area. Same way I can feel nostalgic for New York City even though I’ve never been there. Many of the films I see are made by those that are fluent in those cultures. Most people don’t live in California or NYC though. There are untold filmic stories all through out the country that need space to be shown.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
AG: Non-filmmakers are tired of seeing the same stories and scenarios play out, along with filmmakers.

Q: This is the 4th year of CIWF. What’s been the best part/a favorite memory of the festival in years past?
AG: This will be my first year at CIWF.

Q: We hold CIWF at The Bug Theatre. Why is The Bug a great home for this event?
AG: I’ve actually never been to the Bug Theatre. This should be a great introduction for me.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
AG: I’ve lived in the Colorado area for a while now, and recently graduated from CU at Boulder with a BFA in Film/BA in Studio Arts. Graffiti Falls is a story of a girl trying to save her brother in a town that feels much like growing up in Colorado Springs, but with magic.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
AG: Thanks for showing my short! And I’m happy to meet you all!

Graffiti Falls will screen Saturday, June 13th at 6:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.