Your new movie Demons
at Dawn - in a few word, what's it about?
at Dawn is about a retired hitman who is blackmailed into one last job.
During his mission, he uncovers a satanic cult who use human sacrifice to summon
how did the project come into being to begin with?
write, act in and produce films full-time via my production company in the
UK Black Coppice Films
at Dawn is my latest project. Iím shooting my fifth
horror feature Bring Me a Skin for Dancing In in Jan 2023.
what were your sources of inspiration when writing Demons
main action takes place inside a small rural cottage in the heart of the
English countryside. The horror movie Dog Soldiers was a big inspiration. Instead of fighting werewolves,
our lead actors must fend off demons as they take shelter inside their
To what extent could either of you
actually identify with Demons
at Dawn's lead Mickey - or any of the other characters, really?
Iíve lived all over the world. Iíve often found myself in dangerous
situations. I guess
I can identify with Mickey in that respect.
The isolation and fear that the ďnext thingĒ could be your number is
key and is also something that I fear. Always looking over your shoulder and then trying
to figure out how to get out of a bad situation at every turn. Itís
something Ben Silver (Mickey) played very well. You can see the wheels
turning in his eyes.
talk about Demons at Dawn's
approach to horror!
at Dawn is a character driven horror movie with an explosive, terrifying
Randy, what can you tell us about
your directorial approach to your story at hand?
the first read of the script I wanted to make sure the audience was
creeped out when watching the final product. The approach was in the
naturalness of the shooting, being in that environment isolated in the
English countryside and bringing that on screen. A big thing also is in
the sound design, sounds and noises underneath where it feels like the
house is alive and someone (or something) is always watching. And then on
top of that, the particular music choices made added to that feeling.
Itís not your typical score because I wanted something different,
something primal for certain sections.
was the collaboration between the two of you actually like? And how did
the two of you first meet even?
I enjoy a good working relationship with Randy. We both share the same
vision and Randy will be directing my next horror movie Bring Me a Skin
for Dancing In.
It was really good. Chris is a great writer so I had a solid foundation to
work with at the start. And as a director, having the freedom to take the
film where it needed to go is very helpful from a producer/writer because
in the end itís all about making the best movie you can with what you
have to work with.
Do talk about Demons
at Dawn's key cast, and why exactly these people?
Silver and Amber Doig-Thorne are the main leads.
Ben is a terrific actor.
He has that rare ability to allow the audience to see what heís feeling
Doig-Thorne is a talented and experienced horror film actress from the UK.
is very good at playing strong female roles who like to kick ass!
Altman has a cameo role in the movie. John is famous in the UK for playing
Nasty Nick Cotton in the hit BBC show
Eastenders. John also played one of
the cops in An
American Werewolf in London.
have a cameo role in the movie too. I play a character called Levi
few words about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
was one of the best shoots Iíve worked on. Everyone got along, worked
hard with no drama on set. Most of the cast and crew will be with us again
when we shoot my next horror movie Bring Me a Skin for Dancing In.
$64-question of course, where can Demons
at Dawn be seen?
at Dawn will be available to watch on all the major VOD platforms: Amazon
Prime, Tubi TV, Roku, IMDb TV, Plex, mometu, filmocracy, Flixwest, Nuclear
Home Video, Infamous Media and many more!
Anything you can tell us about
audience and critical reception of Demons
film has been picked up by lots of VOD channels in the first few weeks.
This is a positive sign. Time will tell how the film is eventually
received when itís released.
Based on your collaboration on this one, could you ever be persuaded to
work together again? And/or any other future projects you'd like to share?
Iím happy to work with Randy again.
out my other horror movie Nest of Vampires! Itís available to watch now
on Amazon Prime, Tubi TV, Roku, Filmocracy, Popsy, Plex, Mometu, Nuclear
Home Video and Flixwest! My
other horror movie Werewolf Cabal will be released end of November this
year too! The film stars Vernon Wells from Mad Max
2: The Road Warrior. I
have a comedy-horror movie in post-production too. Itís called The
Haunted Studio. It stars Bai Ling from The Crow and Red
Corner. Itís due
to be released spring of next year on all major VOD channels.
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Yes absolutely! I am heading back out to the UK in January to do the next
film, Bring Me a Skin for Dancing In, with most of the same crew so l
am looking forward to that. And aside from the release of Demons
at Dawn, I have a drama I did in India coming out before the end of the
year and I am currently heavy into finishing up a 6 episode TV show I did
with a partner that looks like will release early next year.
Your/your movie's website, social media, whatever else?
me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackcoppicefilms
me on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/blackcoppice
my work on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/chrissandersmovies
my website: https://www.blackcoppicefilms.com
to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BlackCoppiceFilms1
for the interview!