Your new movie Door to
Door - in a few words, what is it about?
is an horror film that is centered around the 7 deadly
sins. Our main antagonist The Doorman takes us for a journey that
involves seven sinners and brings them into a encounter with a demon
representing the sin they are committing.
you choose the anthology format for Door
to Door, and where do you see the advantages and setbacks vs
making a regular feature film?
I chose to film Door to
as kind of anthology so if we ever decided to go back and re-edit we could
use any of the stories in the "short film" category in
festivals. It also made it more manageable for the crew to know
which group they are working with on certain days. We were working
with roughly a 5 person tech crew, so in order to shoot a feature film it
would have taken more man power than we had at the time.
to Door being based on the 7 deadly sins, do they have an meaning
to you in your personal life, are you at all a religious person? And did
any special research go into this aspect of your film?
is an extremely personal film for me, because 3 years ago I was at
Hell's door, going through a hard time in my life. I'm not overall
religious but I do think God helped make this thing happen. As for the
content matter, there hasn't been a horror film about the sins since Seven
to my knowledge, and I wanted to shoot something that hasn't been ran into
the ground like zombies.
talk about your directorial approach to your stories at hand for a bit!
for as my approach goes, I used creepy stories like Twlight
Zone to try to draw some influences from. We set off to make
the film 45 minutes long, and it ended up being an hour. However I feel
like it packs some fun scary punches that relate to an old school horror
also appear in front of the camera in Door
to Door - so do talk about that experience of yours?
am a theater/film major, I also did stand up comedy for a while, so being
in front of the camera (as the demon of Greed) was a blast. I LOVE acting
with a passion, and you will see more of me going forward with our webseries we are doing this summer.
can you tell us about the rest of your cast, and why exactly these people?
cast and crew were absolutely fantastic people to work with. We were all
volunteering our time, as we had a micro budget to work with. My director
of photography and assistant director Andrew and Jordan Cain put an crazy
amount of work in for me. Alex Fernandez who sculpted all the masks
is only 22 years old! Extremely talented guy. 90 percent of the cast
had never acted before, it was all just people who love horror and wanted
to be part of something special.
talk about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere!
atmosphere on set was just a fun loving type of feeling. We all love
horror, so we have these pretty terrible subject matters going on like a
guy abusing his girlfriend, but in between takes we are joking around and
having a good time. We are all chomping at the bit to get back into
production to try to recapture that feeling.
$64-question of course, when and where will the film be released onto the
Door will be made widely available
This fall/winter after i has had its run at the festivals. I would
like to release it around the time we start production on our second
feature this November.
Anything you can tell us about critical
and audience reception of your movie yet?
So far we have
gotten pretty good responses from the independent horror community. What
the film lacks in production value I've been told it makes up for in
creativity and its concept. So hopefully we can generate a bigger
budget in the future to get that production value up.
projects you'd like to share?
Yes absolutely. Our webseries, which will be widely available as we shoot it, is called Killers, and it's about a group of very stupid friends who try
to coach a serial killer. Think Dexter meets It's Always Sunny In
Philadelphia. Then this winter we will start on our second feature
entitled Sammy which is about a little girl's monster who
lives in her closet.
What got you into
filmmaking in the first place, and did you receive any formal training on
Filmmaking has always been a dream of mine to
do, it just seems the stars are aligning and I've been given the
opportunity to start pursuing my true dreams. I've loved all
aspects of film since I was a child.
Filmmakers who inspire you?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
say I love Carpenter, Craven, Hitchcock and Abrams. I also love the
monster movies as well as the Hammer horror series.
favourite movies? And of course, films you really
My favorite film would be Halloween 2, followed
closely by The Empire Strikes Back. The only movie that was so bad I'll
mention on my hate list was The Vatican Tapes, I HATED it lol.
Your/your movies' website, Facebook, whatever
Thanks for the interview!