Nichole Blair Post

Meet the Filmmaker: Nichole Post, “Busan Artist Ways”

CIWF Filmmaker Interview – Nichole Post
Busan Artist Ways

picture2Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
NP: I feel proud to be a part of this community of talented filmmakers.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
NP. I hope there is a large turn-out of viewers to show their support.

Q: This is the 4th year of CIWF. What’s been the best part/a favorite memory of the festival in years past?
NP: The best part has been participating- being able to see my own work on a big screen and viewed for others, as well as seeing the creativity of the other female filmmakers.

Q: We hold CIWF at The Bug Theatre. Why is The Bug a great home for this event?
NP: The Bug Theatre is local, it’s fun, it has character.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
NP: I lived in South Korea for four years on and off since 2006. Not until recently did the arts scene there begin to show through the cracks, it seemed, often overshadowed by technology and the common desire to assimilate. As I began to meet more artists in Busan, I became intrigued by the variances of each individual and their views on what art is, and should be.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
NP: I think it’s a really important platform to showcase the talents of these women.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
NP: My films are most often affected by my experiences living outside of the United States.

Q: What else are you working on?
NP: I’m working on small personal projects from my travels.

Busan Artist Ways will screen Friday, August 15th at 9:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.

Meet the Filmmaker: Nichole Blair Post, “Busan Haps” (promo video)

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Writer/producer/director, Busan Haps (promo video)

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?

NP: I’ve always been interested in film as both a creative outlet for expression and also a means of seeing into the mind of another artist. I began studying film, mostly with an interest for documentaries, but grew an appreciation for narratives as well. Anything with an interesting/meaningful storyline.

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

NP: At CIWF, the viewers will see a tourism promo for Busan Haps, a foreign run magazine in Busan, South Korea, where I lived for four years. It outlines the first day and impressions of a western woman arriving in Busan for the first time. This was shown at a special screening party for the Busan Haps magazine in Busan; it also won third prize in the Busan Tourism Contest.

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

NP: I feel honored and proud. My production team worked really hard on this short promo, and though it was created for advertising purposes, I feel that there is a lot of creative/artistic value. Miguel Rojas, the DP and editor, really has an eye for unique shots and was able to put them together impressively.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?

NP: I just hope that people view it and enjoy it. That they can feel the excitement of the main character as they travel along with her, arriving in Asia for the first time, and seeing everything with new eyes, and being open to new experiences.

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

NP: I believe it is extremely important to show not only regional filmmakers work, but particularly the work of women in the region. It is less common to find film work done by women, yet they offer a unique and different perspective; it is important to encourage women to pursue creative endeavors in fields which are generally crowded by men.

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

NP: It’s for everyone. Anyone and everyone can be inspired by seeing the visual ideas of other minds.

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

NP: I would say that most of my work is internationally focused; I lived abroad for eight years, so a lot of what I work on has elements of other cultures, particularly the mixing of two different cultures together. A few years ago, I showed my first short at The Bug, that was about an introspective young Korean man, who falls in love with a Spanish woman, without ever having spoken to her.

Q: What else are you working on?

NP: Currently I’m in the post-production phase of a documentary I shot last year in Korea, of three very distinct Korean painters.

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

NP: Thanks for being a platform for local women to shine.

Busan Haps will screen Saturday August 17th at 6:30pm at The Bug Theatre.