Pulling off a film shoot during quarantine. I wrote, produced, and directed a comedy in September. And because of the virus, we used as few crew members as possible so everyone was doing double duty. Managing it all was a lot, but it was also a great learning experience and a lot of fun. A… Read More @evolvingentertainment: What is a successful moment in your career so far?
In regards to my career I don’t really have any. I feel like it’s never been a better time to be an independent filmmaker and the sky’s the limit. Outside of that, I fear for my children and all children and the world they’re inheriting.
Well, earlier this year before Covid even hit, I broke my ankle. For someone who was used to being on the go, that was really hard. Then, about a month later Covid and lockdowns come about. I had been in the industry for a while working for other people, but I used the down time to form… Read More @evolvingentertainment: What’s a defining moment in your life?
I think I had decided it from the time I was about 5 years old. It’s all I ever wanted to do. Back then I would write stories and songs and get my friends and family to perform them for our neighbors on summer nights. I also thought I might go into acting, but when… Read More @evolvingentertainment: Why did you decide to get into this industry?
G: @Emilyreas Producing my first feature! My creative partner Ryan Love and I along with the rest of our company Blind Salamander Films have recently wrapped principal photography! Synopsis: An aimless young woman and her brother embark on an impromptu roadtrip from LA to Portland to find an old time capsule that has her birth… Read More @Emilyreas: What are you working on next? In addition, if people want to find out more about you, where can they find you on social media?
Pins from State and National Parks I visit.
Surround yourself with diverse voices. It will only make your art better.
Going to AFM and being able to get meetings without any representation.
How COVID is changing the landscape of what productions are able to safely continue. The PPE required to follow CDC and Union guidelines is astronomical for Indie budgets. The typical ULB, MLB films will now be harder to film with those added costs. Womxn have always fought to have a seat at the table to… Read More @Emilyreas: What is your biggest concern with the future?
Artistically speaking? Growing up between the eras of Netflix and Blockbuster. There’s something about physically going somewhere and looking at shelves of VHS and DVDs– and playing them– the has definitely impacted myself as a filmmaker.