Inside the Quickies: Filmmaker Interview with Nara Denning

An interview with Nara Denning from “Little Fox & Gorilla”

Good Vibrations is proud to present the 2013 QUICKIES Erotic Short Film Competition on Friday, December 6th at the Castro Theater.

Get tickets and more information at We interviewed the director finalists inside this year’s Quickies! 

narra denning

Filmmaker Bio: Nara Denning is a San Francisco filmmaker who loves to explore.  This year she has dived head first into a series of art porn vignettes.  Best known for her Neurotique series, Denning was awarded “Best New Silent Filmmaker” by the SF Weekly as well as the “Investing in Artists” grant from the Center of Cultural Innovation and the Individual Artist Commission Award by the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Tell us a bit about your film. What’s it about? And what inspired you to create it?
I stumbled upon my old gorilla suit while musing on possibilities, realized it matched a jungle bikini, made a phone call and we had a film!
Seven minutes or less is a pretty tight limit. What are some of the challenges in creating a short erotic film?
This one flowed easily, though the gorilla suit became extremely hot, there were issues.

What’s your background in film or in making erotic films? How does making an erotic film differ from making a non-erotic one?
I make surrealist video vignettes and screen in the art world.  I very much like art porn because they are considered unimportant and that only leaves playful experimentation.

What do you hope audiences will get from your work?
I hope they will laugh and have as much fun as we did making it.
Who are your performers, and how did you meet them/invite them to participate?
I have worked with the same people for years.  We’re old friends.

What projects are you working on now/next, and where can we find you?
We’re making a very special fable-art-porn in May (it came from a dream my friend had) and we are finishing up an Easter Bunny porn at present.  You can see more at


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