Your upcoming movie Patriot's Day - in a few
words, what is it about?
It's a zombie horror/action film about a group of American badasses
that take on an evil regime and their flesh-eating creatures.
From the looks of it, Patriot's Day looks very much like a throwback to 1970's
grindhouse cinema - at all a fair assumption, and your (other) sources of
inspiration for your movie?
Oh yeah, definitely
grindhouse!!! My favorite horror films are mostly zombie flicks. The 1968
and 1978 originals, 'Night of The Living
Dead' and Dawn of the
masterpieces! Others I like are Planet
Terror, Zombi 2,
of the Living Dead and Return of the Living Dead 3.
Zombie movies are pretty
much a dime a dozen these days - so how will yours stick out of the crowd?
do my best to stick out from the other zombie films. Can't give away the
main plot, but my zombies are a mixture of fast and slow moving creatures.
With a special twist as well.
did the project fall together in the first place?
I have a
love for zombie films and wanted to make one to launch on Kickstarter and
other crowdfunding platforms, in order to raise funding. So I wrote a
feature-length script, then condensed it to 3 pages for the teaser.
can you tell us about the intended look and feel of your movie?
film will be gritty first and foremost, with the movie locations and
scenery as well. To give you a visual, the story takes place in a
films suggest quite a bit of blood and guts almost by nature - so how do
you plan on going about that aspect of your movie?
of blood, of course. I'll most likely use squib effects (exploding blood
cartridges) for realism and try to use little to no CGI effects.
talk about your projected cast for a bit, and why exactly these people?
have a great team of actors for this project. Some are fellow actors I
worked with in the past. I auditioned others. The talented and trained
actors in the teaser will also star in the feature. They're Chip Carriere,
Katrena Porter, Greg Will, Candice Tracy Ross, J'aime Wallace and Brandon
Lofton. Once we raise the funding, I'm also starring as one of the main
characters. My director of photography Ben Zschunke's camera work was
versatile with excellent quality!! The SPFX make-up artist Brittany
Stevens and her assistant Kaylah Stevens gave us some very exceptional and
grotesque zombies. I'd also like to say that our zombies in the teaser
Manon Pages, Joseph Toves and Andrew Downs, who are actors as well, were
far as I know, Patriot's Day is currently still in
its fundraising stages - so what can you tell us about your fundraiser -
and any idea when the film might be out and about yet?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
hoping to shoot this summer. My fundraiser has great rewards for those who
donate. Including DVDs (with Behind-the-Scenes footage), stickers,
t-shirts, signed photos, movie posters, etc.
future projects beyond Patriot's Day you'd like to
None as of yet.
Your/your movie's website, Facebook, Kickstarter,
The Patriot's Day Facebook page link is
The Patriot's Day Kickstarter campaign link is
Anything else you are dying to mention
and I have merely forgotten to ask?
I also have a SPECIAL
HD DOWNLOAD for the first 2500 backers for my kickstarter project. Check
out my campaign to find out more.
Thanks for the