ATLFF Filmmaker Alexis Irvin Answers Our Mix-and-Match Questionnaire!


Complete this sentence: "If you liked _________ or _________, you'll love my film."

"Beer Wars" or "Indie Game" 

Is your film for cat people or dog people? Why?

It seems like a lot of beer drinkers are dog people...maybe because a lot of breweries have areas for people to drink and hang out with their furry friends?

But, I'm a cat person and I love beer :) so I'm going to go with both will like our film. :) 

What's the most challenging part of making a film for you? Do you enjoy the challenge or is it something to be avoided?

One of the hazards of making this particular film was all of the beers we were expected to sample before or during interviews...sometimes at 8 a.m...  

Of the filmmakers working today, whose talent do you want to steal?

James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot, the couple behind the documentary Indie Game are my heroes! A self funded production. beautiful cinematrography and a touching story! 

Name three films you consider unappreciated and explain their hidden genius.

Spring Breakers. One of my missions in life to hear James Franco say something in his Alien voice - ATLFF could make my dreams come true!

SOMM. This documentary about four guys studying to become master sommeliers was touching and surprisingly emotional.

Adventureland. One of my favorite coming of age stories of all time! Plus, we found out during filming- the theme park where Adventureland was filmed (Kennywood) overlooks Braddock, PA - you can see the roller coasters from The Brew Gentlemen's taproom!

What are your three favorite ways to eat potatoes?

CHIP. What's better in life than salt and vinegar chips and a delicious, hand-crafted beer, fresh off the tap? 

Alexis's film, "Blood, Sweat, & Beer," screens Sunday, March 22nd at 12:00pm at The Plaza Theatre! Each ticket includes access to our Food on Film afterparty, which will showcase a smorgasbord of local food and craft beer! Get your tickets now: