Lauryn Guerrieri

Meet the Filmmaker: Lauryn Guerrieri, “Square”

CIWF Filmmaker Interview with Lauryn Guerrieri
Writer & Director, Square | www.liquidluckproductions.com

Lauryn GuerrieriQ: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
LG: I’m very excited to be at the festival for a 2nd year for one of my films! I’m looking forward to a great weekend of films made by local women.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
LG: I’d love to encourage more women to get out there and submit projects. I love a competitive atmosphere and it’s just something you don’t see among women.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
LG: Men make up the majority of filmmakers and I think it discourages women from even trying to get their name out there. By supporting women, they feel confident in increasing their skills and are driven to make better films.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
LG: The beautiful thing about film is that you don’t need to have special interests to enjoy it. Everyone loves the movies and everyone should attend!

Q: This is the 4th year of CIWF. What’s been the best part/a favorite memory of the festival in years past?
LG: I loved having all my cast and crew supporting me at the festival last year! It gave them a chance to see and be seen and they deserved that after I’ll their hard work.

Q: We hold CIWF at The Bug Theatre. Why is The Bug a great home for this event
LG: The Bug Theater is intimate and cozy; perfect for wine and friends! haha!

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
LG: I’ve been making movies since I was 8 years old and have never stopped! I just graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a Bachelor in Film/Television, minor in Business. I run my own production house with my partner, Ian Kellett, called Liquid Luck Productions. (Check us out! www.LiquidLuckProductions.com) This project I made earlier this Spring for a directing class. We had a week to make the project and it turned out very well for such a short production time. We’ve received lots of praise for the fabulous acting and message of the story!

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film
LG: You all rock! Keep making films 🙂

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
LG: My movies always contain homages to other work I’ve done or films I love. My senior project film Back to the 80’s, (which just won a Student Emmy!), is basically a mash-up of Footloose, Back to the Future, Breakfast Club, and Weird Science!

Q: What else are you working on?
LG: At the moment, Liquid Luck doesn’t have too many creative projects but we have lots of client videos. Weddings, fundraisers, instructional videos, photography shoots, TV pitches. We are trying to get a T.V. Show off the ground right now about Psychics & Intuitives!

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work
LGhttp://www.liquidluckproductions.com/
https://vimeo.com/liquidluck
https://www.facebook.com/LiquidLuckP

Square will screen Saturday, August 16th at 5:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.

Meet the Filmmaker: Lauryn Guerrieri, “Roses in December”

CIWF Filmmaker Interview with Lauryn Guerrieri
Producer, Director, Writer, Roses in December
liquid luck productions | facebook.com/liquidluckp

meQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?

A: I never actively decided I wanted to be a filmmaker, it just sort of happened to me! I started with my parent’s handicam filming barbies and my siblings at the age of 10. I took classes in middle school and high school, making video projects whenever I could. And then I decided to major in film in college and here I am today! I became a filmmaker because I wanted to have a job that I loved.

Q: What are we going to see at CIWF? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?

A: I’m usually just a producer, but Roses in December is the first film I’ve directed. It’s a true story that happened to my family and I concerning the death of my grandfather. This is it’s first real festival besides our school’s (CU Denver’s Cinefest), where it won Audience choice, best production design and best cinematography. We plan on continuing to screen it for the next year and then releasing it on DVD with a package of our other shorts.

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

A: I’m very excited that Roses was chosen for Colorado Independent Women of Film! Our cast and crew worked very hard on this production and it’s great that their work is getting recognized.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?

A:  My hopes for the event is that people take something away from my film. This is one of those films that you make for yourself and you make to get a message across. Death is such a taboo topic and it really shouldn’t be.

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

A: It’s important to focus on regional women filmmakers so they can be encouraged to make more movies! Our film community in Colorado needs more contributions from women.

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

A: Anyone and everyone should attend the festival! Even if you are a non-filmmaker, it’s good to see the variety of films and how women can contribute to the film making community.

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

A: Something interesting about this film is that it was filmed in all the original locations that they occurred. All the actors represent someone in my family (names changed of course). And we filmed this at the same time as our other short film Back to the 80’s!.

Q: What else are you working on?

A: We just finished competing in the 48 Hour Film Race with our superhero film Villains Anonymous. Besides that, we have a lot of commercials, reels, weddings, and web based videos we are creating.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?

A: Most of our work is on our facebook page: facebook.com/liquidluckp. And our videos are on vimeo: vimeo.com/liquidluck

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

A: I’m very excited to see everyone’s work! It’s great having a festival dedicated purely to women!

Roses in December will screen Saturday August 17th at 7:30pm at The Bug Theatre.