How did you get your start in the film industry?
I say my film education began at a young age when my mother introduced me to the classic horror films such as The Wolfman, Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Mummy.
Most of my film education continued in the same way due to owning a horror review site called www.whenthefreakscomeout.com , since 2008, until more recently, in 2018 I had decided to make my first feature film, so I dove in head first... I've learned more from that experience than I could have learned from 4 years of film school.
Can you tell us anything about Scared the Documentary?
Scared is a documentary that delves into the minds of its creators, giving you a glimpse of what scared them as a child, and what scares them now.
What do you consider to be the strongest element of your work?
Story and Determination.
Can you tell us about the greatest moment in your film career?
I'm pretty certain, the greatest moment hasn't occurred as of yet, but the day I typed "The End" on my first script, and the first day of production of my first feature was a great feeling.
Do you think you've changed as a Director/Producer since you first started?
How did you come up with the idea for your film?
We always see documentaries about the films, books, etc. that scare us, and I thought to myself... I wonder what scares those that are making the horror that scares us? SCARED The Documentary will answer those questions.
Can you tell us more about your upcoming project(s)?
I have a couple of series (Paranormal Me, 9 Minute Nightmares), and a couple of Documentaries in Pre-Production (Man, Myth, or Monster, Werewolves and Dogman Tales) as well as SCARED The Documentary Volume Two.
Where can we find out more about you and your work?
More information can be found at:
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What advice would you give to someone wanting to try a career as a Director/Producer?
Just do it, do not listen to the naysayers, and contracts, contracts, contracts.
If you could work with any Director/Producer who would they be and why?
Quentin Tarantino I like the way he envisions things and is another example that you do not need a film school degree to do what you want to do.
Believe it or not, it is "Dazed and Confused" by Richard Linklater
My favorite Horror film would be "The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty and directed by William Friedkin.
What is the last horror film you saw? What did you think of it?
The Prodigy... It's worth a view. It's a different twist on possession and sociopaths.
Favorite country or place?
I have yet to be outside of the United States... So as far as a favorite, I'd say the woods or forest.
Do you know anything about Sweden?
Not a whole lot, to be honest, only what I have read, or seen in photographs.
My favorite Horror film from Sweden is: "Let the Right One In" (Swedish: "Låt den rätte komma in") directed by Tomas Alfredson.
I know that Rolf Magnus Joakim Larsson, professionally known as Joey Tempest from the band EUROPE and Yngwie Malmsteen are from Sweden.