Susan Lyles

Meet the Filmmaker: Susan Lyles, “Eyes on the World”

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
SL: Very excited to be a part of celebrating women film makers.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
SL: Excited share our work and see the work of others.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
SL: Any time we can bring the work of women to the forefront it paves the way to true gender parity.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Anyone who enjoys film
SL: Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
Seeing the creative eye of film makers who are making movies they love is always the best.

Q: This is the 9th year of CIWF. Do you have a favorite memory of the festival (or screening at The Bug Theatre) in years past?
SL: This is our first festival so no memories yet, but can’t wait to make them this year.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
SL: I’ve been producing and directing work by women in the theatre for the last 14 years through And Toto too Theatre Company and have been producing/acting with Ruff, Ruff, Dog since 2015. Eyes on the World was part of the London 48 hour film project this past October, we shot on both sides of the pond and did one shot simultaneously in London and Denver using facetime on an ipad, and two cameras in Denver, and facetime on an ipad and shooting with an I-phone in London, so basically 5 camera’s at once.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
SL: Our films have women in lead positions in writing, editing, producing and acting, with the female roles leading the stories.

Q: What else are you working on?
SL: Webseries The Adventures of Susy McPhail, which follows the adventures of a realtor in Denver, and several short films waiting to be scheduled for filming.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
SL: Find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/Ruff-Ruff-Dog-Films-321158691987930/

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
SL: Thanks for creating a space for women creatives and inviting us to that space!

Eyes on the World will screen Saturday, May 11th at 1:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.