Never Enough Time | http://bit.ly/2dR1wTJ
Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
LF: To be invited to screen my comedy sketch short, Never Enough Time, at the Colorado Independent Women of Film festival is such an honor! I am absolutely thrilled to be included in this showcase.
I’m an aspiring comedy writer, performer, and filmmaker, and I’m currently on a path of self-teaching and learning as I go. This DIY, low-budget route, with only a couple friends helping me out, is terribly fun and rewarding, but it does take a great deal of time to just get one five minute video completed!
With that said, to be accepted to screen my very first comedy sketch short at CIWF is an absolutely tremendous, unexpected milestone.
Q: What are your hopes for the event?
LF: That Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will walk through the doors.
No, in all seriousness, the festival will be such a great opportunity to: meet and learn from other (women!) creatives; see how others react to my work; receive feedback; help out wherever I can; and if I’m lucky, find others to collaborate with, who share a similar vision.
Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
LF: It’s incredibly important. As a majority in this nation, but a minority in the art of visual storytelling, there must be opportunities such as CIWF to support, foster, and celebrate women in this field. Additionally, it is even more important to include and give focus to minority women in filmmaking at events like CIWF.
Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
LF: I’ll reiterate that I’m an aspiring comedy writer, performer, and filmmaker, and I’m currently creating DIY comedy sketch shorts for web. Right now, I am self-teaching and learning as I go, with the intent to create entertaining, yet thought-provoking work–and just see where that gets me. My goal is to be able to write, create, direct, and perform, professionally, for comedy sketch shorts (web and festivals), as well as for episodic sketch comedy for television.
The intention of Never Enough Time was to explore, in an absurd and light-hearted way, the question of: “Who is ultimately responsible for improving your life?” This short stems from my own struggles in efficiently managing my time to effectively pursue my creative work. It also reflects difficulties in breaking bad habits, which can negatively impact the creative process. In making Never Enough Time, I wanted to turn my emotions on these matters into something tangible, in hopes that at least one other person who feels similar, and watches the short one day, won’t feel as alone! And maybe, they’ll even become a little inspired to stop putting off doing what they love, too.
I’ve always loved comedic, visual storytelling since I was a kid. I love comedy, because it reverts you back into a childlike state, and it explores truth. It’s a tremendous communication tool. Not only am I an incredibly visual person and learner, but I’m also finding that performance art is simply the most fun way for me to create, communicate, and connect.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
LF: You can head to http://bit.ly/2dR1wTJ to watch Never Enough Time. My next comedy sketch shorts are underway, and I will be posting my work to this channel. Stay tuned!
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
LF: I would just like to thank Eileen, and everyone else involved in organizing and running this event for the Denver filmmaking community, with a much-needed focus on women in the field. Thank you for the opportunity to be included in the festival!
Thank you to my friends (cast and crew) who helped to create, Never Enough Time.
And lastly, thank you in advance to everyone who shows up and supports CIWF over the weekend!
Never Enough Time will screen Saturday, February 11th at 6:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.