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“ Eve and the Firehorse ”
and Producer Erik Paulsson
interviewed by Cyndi Greening at SXSW 2006
Cyndi Greening. Phoenix, Arizona USA (indieWIRE: 26 March 2006
Julia Kwan and Producer Erik Paulsson share their
thoughts on their lyrical film Eve
and the Firehorse and discuss distribution, the
festival circuit and upcoming projects.
According to their press kit, JULIA KWAN is an international award-winning writer, director and producer living in Vancouver, B.C. Ms. Kwan attended Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto to study film and minor in psychology. While at Ryerson, Ms. Kwan produced, wrote and directed, INFLAMED (1993). After graduation, Ms. Kwan moved to San Francisco and worked as an Associate Producer, Co-writer and Actor for the film, CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE (1994).
Upon returning to Vancouver, Ms. Kwan produced, wrote and directed several short films, including the experimental film, PRIZED POSSESSIONS (1997), which premiered at the Festival de Films de Femmes in Creteil, France and the comedy/drama, 10,000 DELUSIONS (1999), which was honoured with the Lumiere Award (best film award) at the New Orleans International Film Festival. In 2001, Ms. Kwan was a director resident at the prestigious Canadian Film Center, founded by Norman Jewison. There, she made her short drama, THREE SISTERS ON MOON LAKE (2001). EVE & THE FIRE HORSE (2005) marks Ms. Kwan's feature film debut. The script was awarded The Charles Israel Screenwriting Prize for best unproduced screenplay at the 2001 Writer's Guild of Canada's Top Ten Awards.
Producer ERIK PAULSSON is an award-winning producer/director of documentary and feature films. He is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre for advance film study as well as Concordia University's undergraduate film program. In 1999, Mr. Paulsson founded his company Red Storm Productions for which he has produced five films to date: EVE & THE FIRE HORSE (2004), ARMY OF ONE (2003), SAY I DO (2002), PROTECTION (2000), and ISLAND OF SHADOWS (2000).