Amy Shaffner

Meet the Filmmaker: Amy Shaffner, “The Note”

996911_625227350832278_691755696_nCIWF Filmmaker Interview with Amy Shaffner
Director, Writer, Producer, Actress, The Note
Starlight Films in Association with Mark Mook Productions

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?

AS: I was encouraged to make my first film by Patrick Sheridan. He had taught a screenwriting class and one of the ideas for a film didn’t get any interest from his class. He told me about the premise and I said, I’ll do it! So from that small premise, The Note was created!

Q: What are we going to see at CIWF?

AS: A sweet, sensitive film.

Q: Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?

AS: No, it’s premiere is at CIWF. I will be submitting it to other film festivals.

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?

AS: Honored.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?

AS: That it will encourage other women to make films.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?

AS: It’s important because it shows the creativity and talent in our area.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Anyone who enjoys making films. Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?

AS: Not necessarily just for the filmmaking community. A non-filmmaker might be inspired to make their first film!

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?

AS: The Note won’t be my last film. I would like to make films that deal with social issues and/or have a life lesson. And leave the audience wanting more.

Q: What else are you working on?

AS: No plans at the moment, but I really enjoyed the entire creative process of making a film, from an idea and developing it all the way through.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?

AS: I am glad there is a venue to showcase films made by women. Thank you for screening my film!

The Note will screen Saturday August 17th at 9:00pm at The Bug Theatre.