Meet Art Montana Competitor & Owner of Montana Mafia Productions, Skye Bennett

February 12, 2015

 Who are you and what’s your filmmaking background?

I am a Montana native who had to live all over the country and travel around the world, to understand where I came from and how important Montana is. I have been working with independent filmmakers for the last five years in Montana, Los Angeles and New York City. I moved back to Montana in the spring of 2014 to become a full time film producer for my feature film Love Like Gold. I am committed to finding ways to support the film industry within the state of Montana.

What are you working on right now?

I am working on several different projects with a main focus on the independent feature I co-wrote and produced Love Like Gold. A story about a cowboy and a country singer who fall in love and dive into Montana’s underbelly to try to escape into a new life together.

What are you promoting?

I am promoting Thought Clouds, a very short film about the very talented local artist, Theo Ellsworth, for the Art Montana competition through The Audience Awards. I hope you check it out and cast a vote for us!


Still from Thought Clouds


What do you want the audience to take away from your films?

I want my audience to be able to reflect on their own lives in some way through my work, also to see a film I have produced and have a conversation about it that they didn’t expect to have.

What are your wildest dreams for your filmmaking career?

I would like my career in film to lead to a support base for Montana artists. I wish to help create an industry that can supply creative jobs to filmmakers in our beautiful state and encourage those who have an interest in filmmaking to explore their passions.

 What currently inspires you?

The people that I interact with inspires me most of all. Being able to encourage others to expand their talents through entertainment is why I have chosen to be a producer.

What’s your best advice for an aspiring filmmaker?

Follow your intuition above all else, that tiny voice gets stronger each time you listen to it and will become a guiding megaphone once you learn to listen.

Follow Skye Bennett’s career at The Audience Awards. Vote for her Art Montana competing film, Thought Clouds. 

The Audience Awards is film’s social network connecting audiences to films, filmmakers, film schools and film festivals. The Audience Awards hosts short film competitions where the audience chooses the best films.


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