Ben Makinen: musician, songwriter, film producer, screen writer, and jazz jam host!

Colorado music producer, composer, drummer and filmmaker Ben Makinen’s newest short film, Anthropocene, has been selected to screen at this year’s EFPalooza Film Festival at the Bug Theatre on Saturday February 23rd at 6:00 p.m.

Anthropocene is a colorful montage set to an ethereal electronic composition by Makinen and carries the viewer through a Colorado landscape touched by the advancement of civilization.

Ben Makinen shoots and directs music videos, narrative and short film through his company Bmakin Film. Makinen shot the footage for Anthropocene while filming his documentary JazzTown. Makinen is currently in post production with his first feature length documentary JazzTown.

Watch the trailers on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCU1qgoEl77zwaUl2WlrLteibFdHOQie2

EFPalooza Film Festival Facebook Invite:

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EFPalooza 2019 is a three-day film festival celebrating the best of the Emerging Filmmaker’s Project, the home of Denver’s independent film scene since 2002. Hosted at the historic Bug Theatre, the event will showcase the work of more than 60 local filmmakers, featuring favorites from 2018 as well as several EFP premieres, with the filmmakers in attendance to take part in a spirited ‘talkback’ with the audience.

EFPalooza 2019 takes place February 21st, 22nd and 23rd at The Bug Theatre (3654 Navajo Street, Denver, CO 80232), with screenings at 8:00 p.m. on February 21st, at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on February 22nd, and at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on February 23rd. Tickets are $5 for Thursday, $10 a block or $15 a day for Friday and Saturday, or a full festival pass can be purchased for $25. To learn more visit the EFP website at www.efpdenver.com and The Bug Theatre’s website at www.bugtheatre.org.

The Bug Theatre and EFPalooza 2019 are supported by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Colorado Creative Industries, National Endowment for the Arts, Film Acting Academy of Denver, Plan 9 Studios, Twelve Monkeys Dancing Films, Nebulus Visions Multimedia, Cutting Room Floor Brewery, and cool cats everywhere.


Contact: Ben Makinen, benmakinen@mac.com

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