Meet the Filmmaker: Jane Darling, “Behind Door Number 4”

CIWF Filmmaker Interview: Jane Darling
Behind Door Number 4 |

Behind_Door_Number_4_Jane_DarlingQ: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
JD: Thrilled to be part of such an accomplished group of women – women who have inspired me with tenacity and talent.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
JD: To meet other filmmakers, to see new things these artists have been working on.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
JD: Great showcase for local filmmakers. Important to build a local community for artistic support so film and creative pursuits can flourish and seem common in our culture.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
JD: Independent Film often shows innovation and content not seen in big box theater venues or standard Hollywood content. So anyone attending will see something amazing.

Q: This is the 4th year of CIWF. What’s been the best part/a favorite memory of the festival in years past?
JD: Getting to question the filmmakers to see where their inspiration comes from.

Q: We hold CIWF at The Bug Theatre. Why is The Bug a great home for this event?
JD: Bug Theater has supported creativity for years. Glad to support them since they support us. Also the Bug is a risk taker and will show a variety of performing arts. Something for all ages.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
JD: I lean towards surreal and science fiction and like to create movies with creative effects that support the central theme and story. I love movies – all kinds. This project shows a woman being haunted by her current life so I mixed reality with memories and metaphorical ghosts. Much like when we are trying to live but are pre-occupied worrying about people we are connected to, living in fear and going in circles. I wanted to dramatize that.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
JD: It’s a unique venue. Thanks, Eileen for organizing it, I realize it’s a lot of work.

Q: What else are you working on?
JD: I am working on an anthology of science fiction shorts. Three will be mine and 2 from other filmmakers. For mine, one is about bigotry, one is about collateral damage of war, and the third about divine justice (if there is such a thing). Very Outer Limits. All in pre-production. I am constructing sets and moving them forward. Additionally, I am developing content for a weekly science fiction podcast that will be about the creative process of film, literature, all things sci-fi , and local things to for masters of geekness and assorted creative people.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?

Behind Door Number 4 will screen Saturday, August 16th at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.

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