CIWF Filmmaker Interview with Lauryn Guerrieri
Writer & Director, Square | www.liquidluckproductions.com
Q: 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!
Square will screen Saturday, August 16th at 5:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.