So THE BODY had it's World Premier at Film4 FrightFest last week and the response has been overwhelming. A big thank you to all who came to see it and a HUGE thanks to the boys at FrightFest for once again presenting my work. In the wake of the premier, a few more festival announcements have come out...
September 26th - New Orleans Horror Film Festival (New Orleans, US)
September 28th - Chicago Horror Film Festival (Illinois, US)
October 6th - GrimmFest (Manchester, UK)
October 11th - Telluride Horror Show (Colorado, US)
October 27th - Celluloid Screams (Sheffield, UK)
We have a few huge announcements coming up, which I will post here once they're officially announced.
First up is an interview I did for The Horror Channel, which you can read the whole thing over here. Here's a little snippet:
HC: Am I right in thinking that the opening shot is homage to the original Halloween movie?
PD: You know, it was never intended to be and actually did not think of it in that way until you brought it up. I guess unconsciously it could be – although it’s not really a POV shot. In the script it was described as a montage of shots rather than one long take. Originally we were going crane up from the street and hide a cut through the curtains, but once we saw the location and the balcony it had, I knew right there that we could do this in one shot. Also, there was a downstairs bathroom that we were originally going to use, but it was Eben who suggested the steadicam ascend the stairs. I think we managed five takes in all on that opening. The flat we filmed in had a speakers in the ceiling of every room, so we were able to play Swan Lake throughout the flat so that Rob, the Steadicam operator could really time his movement and hit his mark at the end of the shot.
After that you can read an interview I did with Sam Zimmerman at Fangoria.com.
Also fresh from the red carpet at FrightFest is this fun little video interview I did with the wonderul Flicks & The City...
And finally, I got to chat with a few of my favourite folks over at the official Bloody-Disgusting.com Podcast. I discuss THE BODY with Tim, Keenan, Lauren and David, and then hang around to discuss my FrightFest picks and chat YOU'RE NEXT and THE WORLD'S END.
You can listen to that by going here!
Until next time folks!