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Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
TJ: This is a great honor. I was happy to receive the news. And I’m looking forward to watching all the other fantastic films.
Q: What are your hopes for the event?
TJ: I’m looking forward to networking with others and learn from other filmmakers. I’m also looking forward to getting feedback on my film.
Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
TJ: I think it is very important. Women have amazing stories to tell. Diversity is important in telling a vast amount of stories that will appeal to all.
Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
TJ: I don’t believe the festival is just for the filmmaking community, although I understand why many filmmakers would attend. However, there are many in the public who enjoy independent movies and are delighted to support local filmmakers.
Q: This is the 7th year of CIWF. Do you have a favorite memory of the festival (or screening at The Bug Theatre) in years past?
TJ: I’ve only attended one, but have heard that this festival is one of a kind.
Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
TJ: I have enjoyed writing for quite a while. I’ve written a few books, have a Masters in Screenwriting, and have written various screenplays. Regarding my project at the CIWF, its titled Seasons Change and I came up with the idea because I’ve always been interested in the mind and the psychology of the mind so I thought it would be neat to film one woman who had three vastly different personalities, and how the personalties connect. I think there is a little bit of crazy in all of us.
Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
TJ: Normally, regardless of what I’m writing, there’s usually a murder in the story. I never realized that until now.
Q: What else are you working on?
TJ: I’m working on a low budget feature script. I’m also working on revising some of my other scripts. I’m always trying to improve my craft.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
TJ: Keep doing what you all are doing and representing the Colorado Women of Film. This is great exposure.
Seasons Change will screen Saturday, February 11th at 6:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.