Meet the Filmmaker

Meet the Filmmaker: Pamela Cuming, “The Road Home”

The Road Homehttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm1626458/

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
PC: Thrilled! So glad to be a part of the festival which supports women filmmakers!

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
PC: I hope the event is wildly successful and that festival goers will continue to support women in film.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
PC: It feel it’s vital. Supporting women filmmakers from a regional standpoint expresses what is trending (or not) in the area creatively. It gives us a voice to be heard visually/emotionally through the medium of film.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
PC: Aside from the well known world wide festivals; Sundance etc. most festivals have a more intimate venue exposing voices that otherwise might not be heard. It’s a wonderful experience to watch independent films where subject matter and style can be unique, moving and wonderfully creative.

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?
PC: I’ve greatly enjoyed past experiences at The Bug Theater. Such a cool venue.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
PC: Lots of years in the business as an actress, playwright, screenwriter, –my co-written screenplay; Downloading Nancy starring Maria Bello and Jason Patric was produced in LA and was selected for the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. That was quite a ride! The Road Home is a short film that I’ve extracted from a full-length feature of mine that was originally presented as a stage play in Los Angeles, Texas, and CO entitled Jane & Mabel. It is my fourth short film. I really wanted to tell a story about a day in the life of two homeless gals, the simple pleasures we tend to take for granted as well as the challenges of their everyday lives on the streets.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
PC: I love to explore quirky, character-driven touching stories about women.

Q: What else are you working on?
PC: My writing partner and I are currently working with a producer and director in LA with our optioned screenplay entitled 1031. As that continues to move forward, I’m currently developing a new feature length script.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
PC: I believe the trailer for Downloading Nancy can be found anywhere. My short film The Rose Garden is still listed with Gaiam Entertainment and available to view. I’m also found on IMDB.

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
PC: Grateful that it exists and that I have the opportunity to be a part of it once again – thank you!!

Meet the Filmmaker: Diane Bell, “Of Dust and Bones”

OF DUST AND BONES | http://www.ofdustandbones.com/

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
DB: Absolutely honored and thrilled. This will be the first time OF DUST AND BONES has played in Denver and I’m excited to share it with my friends here.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
DB: Given the lack of representation of women in film, I would say incredibly important. To be given a platform to share work is vital if female filmmakers (and particularly women who are not based in LA or NYC) are going to thrive.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
DB: Anyone who enjoys films that stretch beyond the parameters of the mainstream norm should come. These are not the movies you will find at your local multiplex, and so they will nourish you in unexpected ways. The chance to meet and discuss films with the filmmakers can also be a lot of fun.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
DB: OF DUST AND BONES is my third feature (my first Obselidia played at this festival a couple of years ago and also won awards at Sundance; my second, Bleeding Heart, premiered at Tribeca and was widely released after that). It’s a film I had to make – one that explores some difficult subjects (grief, the ongoing devastation in Syria, how we live in a violent world) – but that hopefully provides a cathartic space to reflect on them. It’s not an easy film; it requires patience and thought from the audience, so if action movies are your thing, give this one a skip. But if you enjoy films that allow space for you to think, this one is for you.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
DB: One unique thing about this particular movie is I shot it with most of the cast and crew who worked on my first one, Obselidia. The big difference? We shot the first one in Death Valley, and this one in the desert near Joshua Tree.

Q: What else are you working on?
DB: I have just completed a book about filmmaking which will come out later in the year. It’s called SHOOT FROM THE HEART and it is a guide to making a standout indie film based on my real life experiences. It’s already available for pre-order on Amazon. My aim is to inspire and empower aspiring filmmakers everywhere, especially those who have not had much of a voice in Hollywood.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
DB: Besides from writing and directing films, I also teach workshops on filmmaking, including screenwriting classes at the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop in Denver. Check out www.rebelheartfilm.com for the latest.

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
DB: Can’t wait to see some of the other films and to hang out with awesome people. Thank you so much for creating this incredible and important event!

Of Dust and Bones will screen Saturday, May 19th at 6:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.

Meet the Filmmaker: Shannon Malloy, “Losing Faith”

Losing Faith

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
SM: I am so thrilled to be returning to CIWF with Losing Faith! I loved getting to show my last film Toothbrush here in 2016. It’s so exciting to be welcomed back!

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
SM: I hope to celebrate women in this industry that is designed for men. This is a great opportunity to showcase equality as well as see some amazing films on the screen.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
SM: It’s so important. We need to stick together and support one another! Being isolated because of gender is such a silly thing; I’m glad this festival highlights that women can be just as strong as men!

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the film community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
SM: Everybody! We make films for humans; anyone of all backgrounds can come together and escape into a film. We are storytellers for a reason, come get lost with us.

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?
SM: In 2016 it was surreal to get to show my first film here that I directed. Standing on that stage and seeing my family in the audience supporting me among a group of people who loved the film was such a cool experience.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
SM: Losing Faith is a story about following your heart and having to deal with the consequences of that decision. We scrapped 2 days of filming on this project because Grant Worden (the director) and I weren’t happy with how the footage strayed from the story. So we went back to square one and threw together a scrappy re-shoot that was everything we wanted and more. I’m so proud and thankful that we got to tell this story the way we wanted to.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
SM: The heart of Losing Faith is centered around women and their journeys. We had a female writer, cinematographer, and editor because it was important to us to have that feminine touch. Plus, the talent of these women continues to blow me away, and I’m so thankful we got to embrace their visions. The film is also dedicated to my mom, for teaching me what it means to have faith.

Q: What else are you working on?
SM: I’m currently writing and working to get represented in LA. Plus I’m graduating college, how crazy is that? I’m so excited to throw myself fully into this industry.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
SM: Email me: shannonmalloy07@gmail.com and my IMDB page will be up soon!

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
SM: Thank you so much!! You rock CIWF!

Meet the Filmmaker: Rio Rivera, “Reimbursement”

Reimbursement

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
RR: I feel incredibly honored and thankful to be participating in the festival.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
RR: My hopes are to meet like-minded folks and filmmakers in the region so we can collaborate and create more pieces together.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
RR: I think a festival of this kind will help encourage filmmakers and cinephiles alike to participate and collaborate with one another. Just because you’re not a filmmakers doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to go to the festival or wouldn’t enjoy it. If you like film, and want to hear and see different kinds of art and stories, then this would be a good festival to attend.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
RR: I’ll be a graduate of Video Production from MSU Denver by the time this short gets screened and am incredibly excited to start working on more projects. This particular short was actually a final project for one of our classes and the writer, Rick Foster, and director, Wright Hugus, asked me to help with their project as Director of Photography. I could not have done this without them and their talents. The story of Reimbursement is an important one to tell because more people experience this kind of unacceptable behavior than we know, and are ashamed to admit it for various reasons. The message encourages people to be strong and believe in their own strength and voice, and to not be dissuaded by others who do and say otherwise.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
RR: I think that this particular short is an incredibly important story to tell. More and more are we hearing about sexual assault cases and the silence the victims feel they need to keep. Not keeping silent about it and speaking up to bring justice to the offender is the right thing to do. No one should ever feel the need to keep quiet or feel obligated to owe something to someone just because they did something nice for you. True kindness should always be a selfless act; expecting something in return for an “act of kindness” is selfish and truly unkind. The power trip that is associated with that kind of behavior needs to be stopped. And the more we recognize that kind of toxic behavior, the more people will feel stronger to speak up for themselves and others.

Q: What else are you working on?
RR: I am currently working on putting together a YouTube story channel about real people and events. I know that’s pretty vague! But once I full fleshed it out, I’ll be able to talk about it more 🙂

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
RR: Thank you again so much for recognizing my crew and I for this event! We are truly honored to be part of this event. I am looking forward to seeing the work and meeting some other rad filmmakers out there!

Meet the Filmmaker: Jamie Oliver, “Free”

Freejomptv.com

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: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
JO: You can find me at jomptv.com, or on Facebook Jamie Oliver on Instagram under jomptv, lastly on YouTube Jomptv.

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.

Meet the Filmmaker: Brandy Mello, “Barking Brave”

Barking Brave

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.

Meet the Filmmaker: Kaitlin McMullen, “Patrick Sheridan’s Purpose”

Patrick Sheridan’s Purpose | www.KaitlinRayne.com

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
KM: It is an absolute honor to be selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film. This is such an amazing opportunity to share a beautiful film to beautiful people. This film is not only special to me however, it is special to the family, friends, and supporters of Patrick Sheridan. I am so happy this film can be shared and presented to more people in honor of Patrick. He is the definition of hard work, commitment, and consistency to follow his dreams. Patrick deserves the world to get his story and message out to the world.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
KM: I hope for this film to bring emotion and inspiration to the audience. I am so honored to have met Patrick Sheridan and its such an honor to be able to help share is story and be involved in his story.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
KM: It brings me so much joy to focus on the regional women filmmakers. Opportunity is my favorite word and women need more opportunities in the industry. I am so excited for all the amazing creative women filmmakers to share and inspire others in this film festival.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
KM: Both filmmakers and non-filmmakers should join the event. Film is all about sharing and spreading stories. Stories are inspiring and the whole world should be able to get the opportunity to see and shared these stories in a visual format. It is fun, entertaining, and beautiful to be able to share stories to the world.

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?
KM: The last time I watched a film screening at The Bug Theatre was June 15th, 2017. The event was Patrick Sheridans “comeback” to his theater. Patrick was able to screen promotional videos of projects he was working on during his stages of having pancreatic cancer. Patrick was there to shared and experience his content sand I was also given to opportunity to share his documentary. It was truly one of the most memorable and meaningful memories of my life to share Patrick’s story. My film was shown and I was able to go up on stage for a Q&A. It was such an honor and was so beautiful.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
KM: I am an 18 year old filmmaker who became involved in the film industry when I was 16 years old. I am cinematographer, producer, and editor within film production. This film is Patrick’s Sheridan Purpose to fight through the stages of having pancreatic cancer and how his two sons motivated him throughout the toughest of times.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
KM: I am married to adventure and I have to need to make everything I do an adventure. Life is full of adventure and it is such an honor to share Patricks adventure.

Q: What else are you working on?
KM: I am currently working on another documentary partnering with American Cancer Society. I was given to the opportunity to film rally for life in LIttleton, CO and I am creating a documentary about the purpose of this organization.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
KM: I have a website, vimeo, instagram, and facebook that feature all of my work and media creations.

KaitlinRayne.com
vimeo.com/KaitlinMcMullen
@kaitinmcmullen
Kaitlin McMullen

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
KM: Thank you so much Colorado Independent Women of Film for giving to opportunity to create an event for women to share art into the world. This is truly a beautiful event. I am overjoyed with his and thrilled. Thank you so much!

Patrick Sheridan’s Purpose will screen Saturday, May 19th at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.

Meet the Filmmaker: Jane Shepard, “Earning the Day”

Earning the Daywww.Jane-Shepard.com

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
JS: It feels absolutely wonderful! I am so glad to have a chance to share my work in Denver, and very grateful to the CIWF for selecting it.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
JS: Love party!

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
JS: Regional festivals are the only way you’re going to see a pure, rich assortment of women’s film work. Because parity in the film world, for women and people of color, is still not in sight. And even if you have a woman directing for a major film studio, chances are the script has been selected by a patriarchal system. So if you want a point of view, or an aesthetic, other than a white man’s, you’re going to have to go and look for it. And it’s here.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
JS: Virtually everything we see from the major studios is born of white patriarchal viewpoint and aesthetic and values. So if you want to discover anything other than that, take yourself out to festival that gives voices to anyone else. You’ll discover a whole wonderful new horizon.

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?
JS: This is my first year at the Festival. But I got to share the preview of EARNING THE DAY at one of the Emerging Filmmaker Nights. And Patrick Sheridan said, “Bring it back when you’re finished, we’ll screen the whole movie.” And to be given that vote of faith helped me to see the film through to its finished state.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
JD: I’m a professional screenwriter and playwright. And I’ve been making film since I was 15. My stories often touch on the human journey. Especially in learning about yourself, because that’s a heroic journey. You have the potential to change your own life’s trajectory.

EARNING THE DAY came out of a period of my life when I was looking at my own self-criticism. It was really holding me back. And I wondered what those voices thought they were doing, surely in some way, they thought they were helping me. And it turned out to be true, that those self-deprecating voices often want to keep you safe by keeping you from going out and taking chances. So they just make you feel like shit. And I wondered, does everybody realize this? Because we all criticize ourselves. Do we all realize that what those voices are saying is not a truthful reflection that you’re worthless, but is your psyche’s tricky way of keeping you safe?

I felt it was like living under a Drill Sergeant that’s telling you to keep your head down in the mud, in order to train you to stay safe. But at some point the training ends, the war ends, and you should be allowed to raise your head out of the mud. And those of us that harangue ourselves, well, our drill sergeants never learned to step down.

So! That really inspired me to do the film. There’s so few movies that address self-criticism! And it’s so, so very common. Every single person I told about the film instantly understood. And I felt like the idea of having this woman’s self-critical voices exist physically was just fabulous, funny way of showing what’s going on in her head. What a fun way to talk about a serious subject!

The other element of EARNING THE DAY is that I wrote it when digital video was just coming out, and I wanted to see what all d.v. could do. So I wrote some very imaginative scenes, a lot of special effects, to really have some fun technically as well as the theme. I figured out how to do the effects when I wrote it. It was very hard work and the most fun thing I ever shot.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
JS: I don’t believe film has to be hugely expensive, and it’s a sin what our society wastes. So one of the ways I keep costs down is to scadge from dumpsters. FOR EARNING THE DAY, I found all the lumber in the garbage, as well as lots of props, set pieces & costumes. The cereal man’s costume, under the cereal, is a car seat cover.

Q: What else are you working on?
JS: I have a collection of my short pieces in publication called KICKASS PLAYS FOR WOMEN that has done very well (productions in Germany and Wales opening this month), so I’ve just finished putting together a new collection for print. And I’m completing several feature-length scripts that I intend to produce here in Colorado.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
JS: I’m listed on IMDB, Wikipedia and my website is www.Jane-Shepard.com

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
JS: I can’t wait to meet you all!

Earning the Day will screen Saturday, May 19th at 4:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.

Meet the Filmmaker: Lily Pilar O’Dowd, “Call Me If You Get This”

Call Me If You Get This | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfp3Xf85n8TKiTDvJJC_Qzw?view_as=subscriber

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
LO: To see what other women are making in Colorado’s independent film scene.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
LO: Most film-making communities I’ve experienced so far have been predominantly male. Looking at large budget productions, the demographics don’t get much better. It’s important to form a local community and support those who are under represented by the mainstream film industry.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
LO: Anyone who supports women and digs the Bug theater’s groovy vibes should stop by. Supporting your local film gals is fun and important!

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
LO: I grew up in Chevy Chase, MD and am now a freshman at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. I’m a Taurus and an ENFP. Call Me If You Get This features messages from my real voicemail box combined with staged scenes of people hanging out around a pay phone.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
LO: The quest for the pay phone featured in Call Me If You Get This was a day long adventure on the DC Metro with my friend James (who ended up acting in the film). After striking out at several locations, we ran into an acquaintance who told us the vague location of an out of order payphone which I ended up using. I feel like I could make a whole other short about that location hunting adventure behind Call Me If You Get This.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
LO: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfp3Xf85n8TKiTDvJJC_Qzw?view_as=subscriber

Call Me If You Get This will screen Friday, May 18th at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.

Meet the Filmmaker: Emily Schooley, “Life and the Art of Lying”

Life and the Art of Lyinghttps://www.patreon.com/EmilySchooley

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
ES: I’m thrilled to have Life and the Art of Lying be recognized by the selection committee, and to be able to share my women-led film with everyone. As you’ll see in the film, the only male speaking roles are relegated to one scene, and for everyone behind the camera, I do my best to only work with women and feminist men on my sets.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
ES: I hope that filmgoers are inspired and challenged by the works they see, and that each filmmaker has a packed house to appreciate their work. From what I’ve seen of the programming lineup, it looks like a great, diverse block of films.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
ES: Definitely important – and it’s our time to shine!

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
ES: Film festivals are absolutely for everyone. If people are willing to spend close to $20 to go see a major blockbuster made by big star names, they should be willing to spend at least that much to invest in works by their friends, family, neighbours, and even strangers in their community. Every artist needs their first fan, and there’s always a chance you’ll find someone new whose work blows you away.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
ES: Life and the Art of Lying originally came about after a combination of two things: a dream I had, where I was left with a stark visual image of two women on a beach, and an errant thought I’d had, about whether modern medicine might have cures for illnesses that they’re not telling us about, because it’s not profitable. The film is also subtlely influced by one of my favourite films, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

It’s the story of Charlie: a bubbly queer artist who heads into a new year surrounded by her closest friends. But her plans for carefree fun are dashed when she is suddenly confronted with a health crisis. Not wanting to burden those she loves with her news, Charlie lies repeatedly to cover up the severity of her situation. With no easy cures at hand, Charlie turns to her medical doctor, Dr. Simone, and chooses to secretly pursue a renegade solution for her illness. And, as Charlie’s feelings for her best friend Mara grow stronger, the two women are both forced to confront the painful truths they have been avoiding.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
ES: All of my work that I write and direct focuses on women-driven and queer narratives, to varying degrees. In the past, I’ve actually turned down directing work for stories that portrayed women poorly.

Q: What else are you working on?
ES: Amongst other projects, I’m developing a new comedic webseries and a feature horror film. I’m also an actor as well as a filmmaker, and am acting in several theatre shows and films over the next few months. My summer is pretty packed already and I am excited! Though someone needs to get on inventing transporters, because I still can’t be everywhere I want to be and do everything I want to do.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
ES: I recently set up a Patreon for folks who want to get to know me and support my work: https://www.patreon.com/EmilySchooley
I’m also @EmilySchooley on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Facebook

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
ES: You’re a fantastic group, and you now have my eternal love for programming my work. 😽

Life and the Art of Lying will screen Saturday, May 19th at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.