Pamela Cuming

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

The Road Home

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!!