Meet the Filmmakers: Jessica McGaugh and Roma Sur, “Three Worlds, One Stage”

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
J&R: We are very excited to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film. We love the mission of the festival how it supports female Colorado filmmakers in a real way.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
J&R: We know the event will give us a venue to promote our own mission of bridging cultures. We also hope to meet other filmmakers in the area since we are always looking for ways to support the work of other artists and also find collaborators in the area.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
J&R: It is very important to focus on regional women filmmakers because it highlights the fact that there are many women in Colorado making work.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
J&R: Three Worlds, One Stage demonstrates the positive power of multiculturalism through the lens of dance and music. It is a story of immigration, determination and hope – an American narrative at its core. As a filmmaking team, we have been working together since 2011 when we shot our first feature doc The Golden Hour in the streets of Delhi. Since then we have worked on three features, a webseries and a number of shorts together.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
J&R: The unique angle of our films is how we tell stories through many cultural lenses. In our documentary Three Worlds, One Stage, for example, we are telling the story of dance through the eyes of five different cultures including the filmmakers.

Q: What else are you working on?
J&R: Currently we are in development of a narrative feature written by Roma. Lots more information on that coming soon!

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
J&R: Check out our Facebook page for Three Worlds, One Stage to follow our journey and find out more about upcoming screenings. https://www.facebook.com/threeworldsonestage

Three Worlds, One Stage will screen Saturday, May 11th at 3:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.