Who are you and what’s your filmmaking background?
This is my first short film as a writer/producer. Our director Bryan is an amazing photographer and has previously directed shorts and web-series. We are both actors and met on the set of a film on location in Louisiana in 2013 and knew we needed to collaborate.
What are you working on right now?
I co-wrote and am producing a web-series called The LifeSavers. It’s a buddy comedy about two EMTs. We are currently in post-production and aim to release in the spring of 2015.
What do you want the audience to take away from your films?
I’d like the audience to feel like they just had a glimpse of something real. I want it to be engaging, whether it be dramatic or comedic, but I always want an audience to get a sense of connection to the characters.
What’s your favorite story from filmmaking?
Filming the bus scenes for Rosie was such an adventure. Our director, our lovely assistant/sound person for the day, and I had all-day bus passes and just rode the bus a few times in a loop. It was early morning on a weekday, people were making their morning commutes. We were obviously trying to be very inconspicuous and in doing so, there was something truly fun and raw about it.
What currently inspires you?
I’m currently inspired by the work of Craig Johnson in The Skeleton Twins. I’m truly in love with the marriage they all created between hilarious moments and relationship drama.
What’s your best advice for an aspiring filmmaker?
Do something. Start anywhere. Find your people.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Rosie was a collaboration between a very small group of amazingly talented people: Bryan Dechart (director), Alberto Alvarenga (editor, associate producer), Max Landry (music/scoring) and Amelia Rose Blaire (assistance/sound/overall support).
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