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Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
JO: I am ecstatic to be a part of the Colorado Independent Women of Film. It is an honor to have my short film Free showcased along with other local, independent filmmakers.
Q: What are your hopes for the event?
JO: My hopes for this event is to bring awareness to our community about the women in the Colorado film industry and the stories we have to share.
Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
JO: It’s important to bring focus on regional women in filmmaking because we are here and we have unique and diverse stories to share. By focusing on regional women, it will us grow as well as start paving the way for future local women filmmakers to grow their independent film companies here in Colorado.
Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
JO: I believe everyone would enjoy attending this festivals because they would get to see some interesting stories and meet the women who created them.
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?
JO: My first festival was three years ago and I had recently come back to Denver to complete my film degree. Having no idea if I could truly make a career here in film, my girlfriend bought us tickets to this little film festival. Seeing the different stories and hearing the various women describe their experiences in making and developing their pieces confirmed to me that I wanted to be someone to see my work up there as well.
Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
JO: Born in Mount Vernon, NY, moved to Denver and graduated from Metropolitan State University with a Bachelor Video Productions, then started my own company in 2016. Free is a story about a couple at a turning point in their relationship.
Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
JO: One unique thing about me undeniable honest and my projects display the same.
Q: What else are you working on?
JO: I am currently on another short film, new episodes of my web doc series, and music videos.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
JO: We need festivals like Colorado independent Women of Film to continue to showcase women’s works so we have an opportunity for others to see and appreciate our art.
Free will screen Friday, May 18th at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.