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An Interview with Ryan Scaringe, Co-Writer and Producer of Project Dorothy

by Mike Haberfelner

January 2024

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Your new movie Project Dorothy - in a few words, what is it about?


The story focuses on the dangerous nature of AI. At an emotional level its about regret and redemption as the two main characters try to survive and come to grips with their own misgivings.


Now how did this project fall together in the first place?


This project formed around a very cool abandoned factory we had access to and wanted to shoot something in the enormous space before the new owner rebuilt it.


What were your sources of inspiration when writing Project Dorothy?


Source of inspiration came from my constant unease with AI, and thus I wanted to draft a haunted house (in this case factory) story that instead of ghosts had an AI system terrorizing individuals.


You've written the story for Project Dorothy together with Stephen Ohl - so what can you tell us about him, and what was your collaboration like?


Stephen helped me come up with the idea of criminals taking refuge in this place. I’d worked with him before on my first feature (Useless Humans) in which Stephen was the writer/director. The other writer on the script was George Henry Horton [George Henry Horton interview - click here], who also directed Project Dorothy.


What were the challenges of bringing Project Dorothy to the screen from a producer's point of view?


We had very little money for post production, and as such it dragged that process on much longer than we would have liked. Had to find deals and work around schedules to get elements of post completed. On set… we were barebones (lots of hats worn).


What can you tell us about Project Dorothy's director George Henry Horton, and what was your collaboration like?


We both have a love for horror and sci-fi. It was our second time collaborating as producers and my first time working with him as a director. He was a great collaborator.


Do talk about Project Dorothy's cast, and how much of a say did you have or demand as a producer when it came to casting?


It was a full team effort between George and myself. However, when Adam Budron and Tim DeZarn came into the casting office it was very apparent that they were perfect for the role.


A few words about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?


I can sum it up in one word, “hustle”, we were in constant movement to get the film shot in the allotted days we had allowed. This helped create a great bond amongst the cast and crew.


Anything you can tell us about audience and critical reception of Project Dorothy?


The folks we’ve shown it to thus far seem very pleased with it and it leads to lots of discussions afterwards.


Any future projects you'd like to share?


I have a few in post production right now (hopefully they will be coming out end of this year). Titles are still in flux on them… so I’ll hold off on mentioning any titles.


What got you into the filmworld to begin with, and did you receive any formal training on the subject?


I’ve been a film lover my entire life. I went to AFI after undergrad, and that’s where I met George.


What can you tell us about your filmwork prior to Project Dorothy?


My production company Kinogo Pictures has several other horror features that are out currently: Eradication with Tubi, The Djinn with IFC Midnight and The Boy Behind the Door with Shudder.


How would you describe yourself as a writer?


I’ve moved on from writing and now focus much more on producing.


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Always inspired by the filmmakers that took chances early on and found unique stories or voices. John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Jason Blum, Edgar Wright etc.


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The Thing, Predator, Back to the Future.


... and of course, films you really deplore?


Usually day-in-the-life dramas about everyday life. I like an escape and don’t find those films that entertaining.


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