This week we’re joined by Chicago musician, filmmaker, & photographer, Evelyn Landow!
(This interview was edited and condensed for clarity)
CA: Hey Evelyn! Hit us with your bio.
EL: My name is Evelyn, and I am a cinematographer, editor, musician, BTS photographer, and writer working in Chicago.
CA: Tell us about the kind of work you make!
EL: I make comedy web series, artsy music videos, short films, and I dabble in live performance. My style and focus change a lot, and I am always looking for new ways to create.
CA: What specific pieces of art (not necessarily film) have been inspiring you?
EL: I’ve heard about one song from the new Perfume Genius album and that’s about all I can take, it’s so good and empowering. Chris Nolan inspires me, even though I refuse to risk my life to see 'Tenet.'
CA: How are you staying motivated?
EL: I’m still working in the ways that I can. As a Capricorn, a lot of my identity is wrapped up in what I make, so I’m working on music and video projects that can happen while social distancing.
CA: Who are some of your favorite collaborators?
My friend and collaborator Laura Nelson and I made a comedy web series “Garden Doc” by ourselves, which was a thrill. We’re working on music and more video work now but we’ll really be able to complete projects once the pandemic is over I also love working as a behind the scenes photographer with Sarah Clark, her shorts are always beautiful and exciting
Finally, I’m loving the team at How to L0ve, Robert, Jody, Devyn, and Saro are a dream to work with and I’m looking forward to our shoot.
CA: Wild card– What's your favorite ice cream?
CA: Thank you, Evelyn!
EL: Thanks! You can find me as Evelyn Landow on Spotify and other places, and please check out the fundraiser for the comedy web series How to L0ve - I am the cinematographer and we are going into production in about a month!
Check out the video interview (and all our #filmmakerfriday videos on Youtube):