Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
BM: We are very excited that Barking Brave was selected to be screened at the CIWF!
Q: What are your hopes for the event?
BM: I am disappointed that I will miss the event. I would’ve loved to have seen all the other films and hear from other filmmakers. Although, I am pleased that Catrine Watt, our Assistant Director and Production Designer will be available to attend and answer questions.
Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
BM: Focusing on women allows for an entirely different conversation to take place in the uniqueness of the stories told.
Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival?
BM: Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend? Anyone interested in film.
Q: This is the 8th year of CIWF. Do you have a favorite memory of the festival (or screening at The Bug Theatre) in years past?
BM: I love watching what happens at the Bug Theater when films are screened. The community is so supportive, and the filmmakers are there to do what they love and share that work with the community.
Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
BM: My name is Brandy Mello and I am the Producer for a short film called Barking Brave. The film is about a young girl finding her courage to face her growing fear of dogs. This film was my first film project. All my other work has been promotional.
Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
BM: I am a late but repetitive bloomer, producing small flowers of a different color every other season.
Q: What else are you working on?
BM: I am writing a script about identity and editing my first novel.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
BM: Give me another season or two.
Barking Brave will screen Saturday, May 19th at 4:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.