Meet the Filmmaker: Kendra Fleischman, “Hoard”

CIWF Filmmaker Interview: Kendra Fleischman
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40769_145674655451740_7380333_nQ: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
KF: I am very excited to be a part of this film series. I am new to animation and film, being selected is a nice validation that I am creating work worthy of a public audience.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
KF: I hope my viewers are entertained with my animation and perhaps I can answer a few of their questions about my process.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
KF: Women are under represented in all areas of film, so a festival that brings women’s creative efforts to the for front is very helpful in promoting the great work that is often over looked.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
KF: Everybody should attend, it’s film, it’s fun!

Q: This is the 4th year of CIWF. What’s been the best part/a favorite memory of the festival in years past?
KF: I really enjoyed the Q and A session. I liked talking about how and why I created my animation.

Q: We hold CIWF at The Bug Theatre. Why is The Bug a great home for this event?
KF: The Bug theater is an independent venue with a higher mission, it’s a perfect fit.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
KF: I am a professional artists (sculptor) and an art teacher. I just started creating animations three years ago and my busy life only lets me create a few a year. This is my first effort and telling a cohesive story, and the subject matter has several parts that are very much inspired by life.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
KF: This is a fabulous project, thank you for inviting me and please keep the films rolling!

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
KF: I often create works by myself in my basement. Wow that sounds creepy. Sometimes my Daughter will work with me on a project and that is great fun!

Q: What else are you working on?
KF: My Daughter and I just finished creating a short animation for the 48hr Film Project, it is a 6 minute cut paper animation based on the genre of Film Noir. I am in the pre-pre production stage for some animations, meaning, my mind is dreaming up some crazy ideas!

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
KF: or on Facebook at Off Center Studio.

Hoard will screen Saturday, August 16th at 5:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.