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Monday, January 24, 2011

Zombie Girl

1. Where did the idea of Zombie Girl originate from?

From seeing Emily's casting call for her zombie movie. We contacted her family to find out more and things took off from there.

2. Do you prefer documentary films over narrative?

Not really. As long as a movie is good, the genre doesn't matter.

3. How did you raise the money for this film?

We started shooting with pretty much no money. Then as we went along, we were able to raise a bit through fundraisers and then get a couple investors onboard.

4. How long was your shoot?

It took Emily about two years to make her film, so we followed her on and off for much of that time.

5. What is your favorite horror film?


6. What is your next project?

Most likely a comedy that I'm writing.

7. What are the advantages of shooting a documentary?

The biggest advantages are that you don't need much money to get started and you don't need a script. You can just grab a camera and start rolling.

8. What are the disadvantages of shooting a documentary?

The spontaneity that makes documentaries so great can also provide its biggest challenge. Your story and your timeframe is fully dependent upon how things actually unfold. And there are no chances to grab a second take of a scene if you failed to capture it the first time. Making a documentary saves you time in preproduction, but postproduction makes up for it. That's when the writing of the story begins.

9. What was it like being a part of the Big Bear Horror Film Festival?

It was great. It's always fun to see Zombie Girl with an audience fluent in the language of zombie films. Plus, it was in Big Bear! I'll jump at any excuse to visit there!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Festival Winner The Open Door Gets UK Deal

With a sizeable bunch of festival accolades under its belt, Doc Duhame's directorial debut The Open Door will be released on DVD in the UK in February 2011 from Second Sight Films.

Written and directed by Doc Duhame, this creepy chiller features a cast of hot young stars including Catherine Georges, Sarah Christine Smith (Scream 2, C.S.I.), Daniel Booko (Fast And The Furious:Tokyo Drift, The O.C.) and Ryan Doom (C.S.I., 90210).

High school beauty Angelica (Georges) is fed up with her life and most of the people in it and is looking for a solution. The answer comes in the guise of a new pirate radio station that promises to make wishes come true. What begins as an Urban Legend becomes a living hell as she unwittingly opens the door to an evil entity that preys upon the souls of the innocent and turns her dreams into a living nightmare.

Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the LA Shriekfest, Best Feature Film at Horror UK and Best Make-up at the Big Bear Horror Film Festival, The Open Door will be released on DVD on 14 February 2011.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Big Changes Planned

Contact: Michael Coulombe
T/ 323-604-9874

Big changes planned for Big Bear Horror Film Festival

Big Bear Lake, California
January 10, 2011

In 2009 Horror was the biggest thing to hit Big Bear. In 2011 they again will be hit hard as Evil Kitty Productions brings back this year’s Big Bear Horror Film Festival but with a new and exciting twist: Sci-Fi!

Big Bear Lake, CA welcomes the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival.

“We will still represent horror – it’s what we are known for,” says Jamie Kristen, Festival Director, “but we definitely feel it’s time to expand. Science fiction and horror are synonymous in so many ways.”

So to signify the inclusion of Sci-Fi into the festival the name has been changed to the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival. Evil Kitty Productions promises to put together a great program of both Horror and Sci-Fi under this year’s Director of Programming Chris Gaida.

The dates for the 2011 festival will be held September 30 - Oct 2 in Big Bear Lake, CA. For more information please visit the festival’s official website