Meet the Filmmaker: Kelsey Bliss, “Steampunk Cowboy”

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
KB: I am very excited to be selected in my first film festival.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
KB: My hopes is to have fun and to be able to show my film to an audience that was made to honor Historic Elitch Theatre and the Steampunk Genre.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
KB: It’s very important for women to share their creative talents and to have a festival that focuses on women.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
KB: Everybody, including my family and the people involved in our films.

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?
KB: This is my first year.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
KB: This is my first film and I took a class at the Elitch Theatre Academy that honored the first silent films that screened at Historic Elitch Theatre in 1896 by Thomas Edison.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
KB: I made this when I was twelve and my dog Lola starred in this film.

Q: What else are you working on?
KB: I have been helping my Dad, Michael Bliss on the film Hush Little Baby in honor of Patrick Sheridan who was my Acting Coach and was helping us with this film. I miss him so much.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
KB: You can find out more about Historic Elitch Theatre at ETFest.com or HistoricElitchTheatre.org

I volunteer there and I don’t have my own website yet.

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
KB: I really support this because they are helping women have a venue to screen their work with an audience and to have a voice through their art. Thank you so much for accepting me and my film Steampunk Cowboy. I am honored to be a part of this.

Steampunk Cowboy will screen Saturday, May 11th at 1:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.