Meet the Filmmaker: Lily Pilar O’Dowd, “Call Me If You Get This”

Call Me If You Get This | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfp3Xf85n8TKiTDvJJC_Qzw?view_as=subscriber

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
LO: To see what other women are making in Colorado’s independent film scene.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
LO: Most film-making communities I’ve experienced so far have been predominantly male. Looking at large budget productions, the demographics don’t get much better. It’s important to form a local community and support those who are under represented by the mainstream film industry.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
LO: Anyone who supports women and digs the Bug theater’s groovy vibes should stop by. Supporting your local film gals is fun and important!

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
LO: I grew up in Chevy Chase, MD and am now a freshman at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. I’m a Taurus and an ENFP. Call Me If You Get This features messages from my real voicemail box combined with staged scenes of people hanging out around a pay phone.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
LO: The quest for the pay phone featured in Call Me If You Get This was a day long adventure on the DC Metro with my friend James (who ended up acting in the film). After striking out at several locations, we ran into an acquaintance who told us the vague location of an out of order payphone which I ended up using. I feel like I could make a whole other short about that location hunting adventure behind Call Me If You Get This.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
LO: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfp3Xf85n8TKiTDvJJC_Qzw?view_as=subscriber

Call Me If You Get This will screen Friday, May 18th at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.