Posts Tagged ‘Director’

Interview with Writer/Director/Producer Alyn Darnay

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

ED- The Eerie Digest is thrilled to introduce Writer/Director/Producer Alyn Darnay from the East Coast’s land of sunshine, Florida. Alyn it’s so great to see so many great works being created on the East Coast.  Many viewers have forgotten that Film does not totally revolve around Hollywood. Tell us about your beginnings and how you have risen in the film business.

AD- Thanks for asking Joseph, and yes there is great work going on in Florida, always has been. As to my beginnings here’s a condensed version. I began in LA, as most of us have. I was a reader first, and then did work at MGM and 20th before settling down at Famous Players Corp. under Academy Award Winner Albert Zugsmith. Learned a lot from that guy. Then I took off for Europe and worked on films for companies in Rome, Paris and England. Back in the States 4 years later I found a home in Chicago doing commercials for some of the biggest agencies and companies in the world. Proctor & Gamble, McDonald’s, NBC, Sears, Volkswagen, Conoco Oil, Kraft, M&M Mars, Oscar Meyer, Hilton, Gerber, Entenmann’s, Swift & Company, Green Giant, and Quaker to name a few. I moved to Miami in 1992 and formed Chaos Films to provide Film, Video, and HD services throughout South Florida, The Keys, and the Caribbean. (more…)

Interview with Director Adam Green

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

ED- The Eerie Digest is very pleased to introduce noted Writer/ Director Adam Green to our legions of readers. Adam your films are the type that thrills our fans the most. What was the factor that led you into film making? We understand that your first works were creating commercials.

AG- When I was eight years old I saw E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL.  That day was pretty much the moment I decided that all I wanted to do with my life was make movies.  As early as I can remember I was always writing my own original stories, using my Star Wars action figures to recreate scenes, and making my own short films once I was able to get my hands on a video camera in High School.  There was just something about how E.T. touched me emotionally where I started pondering how it was that something that I knew was not real could affect me so strongly, and I became infatuated with learning more about how to do that.

ED- What was your first film, and can you tell us something about it?

AG- My first film ever was called STONE COLD CRAZY and it essentially involved a killer hand that chased down and murdered all of my friends who wanted to be in the movie.  I made about 8 STONE COLD CRAZY movies but they were really only made to entertain my friends at sleep over’s and stuff.  I don’t even know if I still have them anywhere. (more…)

Interview with Director Robert W. Filion

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

ED- The Eerie Digest is proud to introduce director Robert W. Filion to our readers. Robert, you work in the film genre that a lot of our readers enjoy. Please tell us how you got your start in motion pictures.

RWF- I was conceived with a camera in my hand… No, seriously, I fell in love with manipulating reality back in the early 80s- creating fantastical images through words.  I first remember wanting to become a filmmaker after watching Clash of the Titans on a hot summer evening at the local drive-in in 1981.  The imagery was so vast, I was sucked into this amazing world.  Flash forward to college in the early 90s, I received a degree in technology with an emphasis in television production… The army, unfortunately, didn’t have a program for me back then, so I mostly came out of my own pocket for the curriculum specific classes (which is why I couldn’t take actual filmmaking classes… way too expensive for a teenager with no credit at all).  This is also why it’s taken me so long to get to this point… wrong training. Over the years, I manipulated what I knew, augmented it with my personal research, and finally in the late 90s emerged as a budding filmmaker.  I sort of cast off my corporate ties for a bit and concentrated on what I had always dreamed of doing.  Mine is certainly not a story of someone believing in me and handing me a bundle of cash… I’m still fighting and using everything I can to attempt to gain some sort of exposure in this field.  Granted, I know I’m on the wrong coast. (more…)