Your new movie Ten Doors
- in a few words, what is it about?
It explores what is after death, and the decisions we make along
Now how did the
project come together in the first place?
We had filmed Crawford
Road and had some success, so we came up
with the Ten Doors
concept and started filming.
Doors is built around a pretty complex mythology - so did you just
adapt an existing mythology or make one up from scratch?
Both, we used our own backgrounds and made our own world.
what was your co-writing process actually like?
We wrote and rewrote the film as we filmed,
me or co-wreiter and co-director James Person would come up with a idea, then it would either be accepted or rejected
by the other. The strongest ideas survived, the main thing was make the
about your movie's approach to horror?
Horror doesn't have to be monsters, it can be simple horrors of life,
murderm cancer, loss of loved ones.
What can you tell
us about your overall directorial approach to your story at hand?
shit against the wall and something will stick. A lot of ideas we film
land on the cutting room floor. Sorry actors, welcome to the game, been there.
was the collaboration between you and co-director James Person like?
James is more of the tech "get the right shot", I'm
more of the actor-director - although we change hats constantly. We seem
to have the sense when someone has an idea you're not sure about, just go
with it and see where it takes you.
Doors hasn't been your first time working together with James
Person - so do talk
about your previous collaborations, and how did you two first meet even?
Road came about, I had done a couple other indie films
and people were telling me to look at the stories about Crawford Road and
all the murders surrounding the area, so I started to research and write a
script about it, I met James at my local watering hole Hoss's Deli in
Newport News, VA, we would bump into each other and always ended up talking
about cinema, I eventually told him about the Crawford
Road script I was
writing, James said let's shoot the thing, and 2 years and many script changes later we had a history-making movie.
to Ten Doors: Gordon,
you also play one of the leads in the movie - so do talk about your
character, what did you draw upon to bring him to life, and have you
written him with yourself in mind from the get-go?
I wrote him for myself, probably the only time that a
character I've played is almost the real me, all my other roles I played
talk about the rest of Ten
Doors' cast, and why exactly these people?
I've been doing Virginia based productions for a while, so I had a sense who the good local actors are and we went after the
$64-question of course, when and where can Ten
Doors be seen?
We've just cut a deal with Troma
Entertainment and will be on Troma Now which is available on
Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Play, and Xbox.
Anything you can tell us about
audience and critical reception of Ten
So far great reviews.
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Any other future projects you'd like to share?
We're already writing our next script.
else you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
for the interview!
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