IT’S JUST ME played to rave reviews at the March 2021 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival.
1. What motivated you to make this film?
—- Allie is a friend of mine and her story captivated me and I thought others should hear it. Especially during the time of BLM and they’re being As much talk as there had been around transgender community I thought the timing was perfect.
2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?
—— We started filming the beginning of June and I finished the edit for the short the end of January.
3. How would you describe your short film in two words!?
— intimate portrait
4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?
—— just the two of us making it, her being a subject and helping With the logistics of it and second learning how to edit. Before this film I never did any editing.
5. What were your initial reactions when watching the audience talking about your film in the feedback video?
——- my reaction was a giant smile and a feeling of accomplishment And relearn.
Ellie cried and said it’s good they understand what I’m saying and she cried.
Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:
6. When did you realize that you wanted to make films?
—— I started making films in 2010.
7. What film have you seen the most in your life?
—— no country for old men, I think
8. You submitted to the festival via FilmFreeway, what are you feelings of the submission platform from a filmmaker’s perspective?
—- I think the platform is great, I’m not sure how I would’ve found all the festivals on my own.
9. What is your favorite meal?
——- keBah and grape leaves
10. What is next for you? A new film?
—— I’m actually wanting to make a feature length or a mini series with Allie. I have a lot more footage that I haven’t even looked at yet. Interviews with some of her family some of her friends from childhood and now, other transgender women and their stories with sex work and the idea is watching Ally create Allies angels. Which she is starting to do.