Meet Take 5 filmmaker, Ashley W., director and artist of “Positions in Space.”
Q. 1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
A: The video is like a weird trip into space, and you should see it cause there's close ups of my crotch.
Q. 2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
A: I didn't really learn a lesson, but I did have a truth reaffirmed to me. Don't load your film, especially music videos, with too much. Sometimes one guy in a basement with a smoke machine is all you need to get your point across. Not every indie film has to be about a tortured writer.
Q. 3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
A: My filmmaking background is very limited. I acted in a short scene in River City Dead (directed by Daniel Lee Perea) which was shown last year. I also have a cameo in Gypsy Heart (also directed by Daniel Lee Perea and showing at this years festival). Most importantly though, I'm the music guy. I scored Gypsy Heart, which was challenging but very rewarding. It was a great experience and I hope I can continue doing music for Daniel Lee Perea and anybody else who needs it, for that matter.
Q. 4: What's your dream distribution plan for the film?
A: I don't believe in dreams when it comes to this sort of thing. I believe in hard work and realism, and I know this video will make the festival run and that's it. The closest thing I have a dream for it is that people like it and want more.
Q. 5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?
A: For me, more work scoring films hopefully. For the video I believe the future is the festival run and then YouTube. I would like to direct more music videos and maybe a short but since directing isn't my main thing it isn't priority. Should I change my mind and decide to be a director though, I'll do that.