I have been fascinated by tv and film since I was a kid. When I stop and think back to when I first fell in love with movies, I have to go back to when I was in kindergarten. We weren’t the wealthiest family by any means – My dad was a teacher so…all work and little pay. (Not that that’s changed much). I remember the day that we bought out first TV – it wa a Zenith – 22″ inch (maybe) sliver outline – I still remember the feel of the remote in my hands, and the feel of the buttons after the remote stopped working.
Every friday – dad would bring home a VCR from work and us kids would pile in to the car and head to the movie store. I think at the time we went to a local place – Blockbuster hadn’t arrived in southwest Missouri yet. I remember jumping up and down when I’d see the bag with the VCR and I knew that we’d be watching a movie and getting popcorn and soda! It was truly magical.
The magic is still here. I still get chills every time I finish a project and take a step back and realize that the project is way bigger than me. It’s fascinating. Even though I may have filmed it – and been there for the entire process – it is still magical to me.
The last few years I’ve been really purposeful with the projects I work on. I worked on Winter’s Bone as a production crew guy. That was truly amazing – especially after we won Sundance, and then there were the 4 Academy Award Nominations. To have worked on something that so many people afterwards validated time and time again, had been amazing.
I am most proud of the documentary “One+One”. It was a life – changing film. I don’t know how to describe it – it still feels very surreal that I spent a month in Africa. But – I did and it changed me – or ruined me forever. It is because of this film and the people that I met there that Postmay was born. If you’ve ever thought about spending time in a remote poor village somewhere in the wold – I highly recommend it, and you won’t regret it.
So – why Colorado? Why not LA? What gives.
Reason 1: Culture and Birth. I was born here – and while my parents moved away when I wasn’t even 1 – we came back enough that I loved it and always told myself that one day – I’m going to live here. Along with that, there is the element of culture. To be a Coloradan is to love the outdoors, and nature, and mountains..and I have loved them from birth, but always felt that Missouri was just not a good fit for me when it came to exploring those things. (Humidity probably played a large part in that – and I’m not a hunter – so that’s two big strikes)
Reason 2: People and Passion. My first film “One+One: A Human Network” – is about micro-finance as it existed and was growing in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. The organization that I partnered with The 10/10 Project is based here and I wanted to be closer to them so that I could be more involved. I have a passion for working with non-profits. Denver is home to more non-profit’s than anywhere outside of NY and DC – and it has mountains – so…here I am.
My passion is not film making – my passion is bringing the world together and I do it by telling stories that matter, one frame at a time.