Born in Texas, Drew Denny is a multimedia performance artist, musician, and writer. We asked her to share her favorite moments from AFI FEST 2012 and fill us in on what’s she’s working on now.
1. What is your favorite AFI FEST 2012 memory?
Our AFI screening was the first time we got to share the film on the big screen with all the people who made it, all the musicians who donated songs to the soundtrack, and all my friends from LA, which has been my home for years now. My sister flew out from Colorado for the screening and everything - it was a big deal for us!
2. Where can we see your film now?
Our film is screening at the Directors Guild of America on July 13th and 15th at 9:30 p.m. for Outfest 2013. We are honored to participate in such a fantastic festival and to be screening in our movie’s hometown again! We’re still enjoying festival screenings around the world, and domestic audiences will have new ways to see the film starting this fall… but I’m not allowed to share any details just yet!
3. Are you working on any new projects?
While touring with FUN PANTS, I’m writing a narrative feature that I will act in, scheduled to shoot in New York next spring. I’m also developing a multi-media performance film as part of an artist collective including an animator, a radio producer, and a principal dancer from the New York City Ballet. A documentary project I started shooting in Arctic Greenland last fall is leading me to the Maldives this summer, and here in California I’m happy to be recording with HIPS, an all female band featuring two of my dearest and most talented friends.