Tell us about your filmmaking journey so far.
I've been a filmmaker for many years and have worked on educational documentaries, lifestyle films, short dramas and a short feature film as co-writer. My producer Jonathan Roper and myself undertook I Am Evangeline to get ourselves into the feature film 'pool' as it were - we knew it was an unusual cross-genre work and we wanted the freedom from funding bodies and distributors in order to make the film we wanted to make.
What can you tell us about your film and the overall production?
The film was shot with a small crew over four weeks. I wrote the script over two years approximately, then we had to find the right time in our schedules to shoot it. The crew was a mix of highly experienced professionals and people just starting out and learning their trade. It was fast, and somewhat terrifying! We then spent a long time in post production getting it to the place where we were happy with it.
What can audiences expect from the film and how do you think they will react?
The film is an unusual journey - it's intimate science fiction with a twisted love story thrown in. It's a slow build with loads of intrigue and mystery and some very strange and dark characters along the way. I hope the audience will love it!
Is this your first time at MUFF and what does the festival mean to you?
It is our first time at MUFF and we are thrilled to be involved. I guess I didn't necessarily see I am Evangeline as an underground film, but it's not surprising considering the type of work that I love. I think the great thing about MUFF is that audiences will expect the unusual and that's perfect for us.
What's next for the film in terms of festivals and potential releases?
We are currently sending our film around the world and hoping to get into some other festivals. And yes, we have a couple of other films in the pipeline - or in development hell as they call it.
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