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Vanessa Ionta Wright – May 25, 2017

25 mei 201725 mei 2017
She is the woman behind King's short story Rainy season. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Vanessa Ionta Wright: My name is Vanessa Ionta Wright and I am a screenwriter & director.  I began writing around age 7 with my first book, ‘The Witches Castle’.  It was a best seller with Mrs. Laughlin’s class ;)  I moved around a bit growing up, born in California, lived in Massachusetts, lived in Ohio, went back to California, settled finally in Georgia.  I studied video production and film at Ohio University and decided to give this filmmaking thing a real shot.  In addition to writing & directing films I launched a film festival with my production partner Samantha Kolesnik, The Women in Horror Film Festival.  We wanted to showcase and promote women both in front of and behind the camera in top creative and [...]

Star Victoria – May 24, 2017

24 mei 201724 mei 2017
She is the woman behind King's short story Dead man's hand (The man who would not shake hands). SKSM: When did you make Dead man's hand? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Star Victoria: After falling in love with Shawshank Redemption, I reached the director Frank Darabont. In doing so, I learned about Steven Kings Dollar Baby program. So I scanned the short stories available and came across The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands. I knew recreating that story visually wouldn't be too hard because of the resources I had so in August of 2012, I pitched the idea to Charlie Wetzel and Brandon McCormick. Both were protégé leaders at Whitestone Motion Pictures protégé program. Charlie assisted the screenwriters while Brandon mentored the directors. I was on the the director protégés at the time. Charlie asked [...]

Alex von Hofmann – May 23, 2017

23 mei 201723 mei 2017
He is the man behind King's short story Graduation afternoon. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Alex von Hofmann: I’m a storyteller first. I studied multimedia design and minored in filmmaking back in my university days. I support my family by working a full time day job as a multimedia designer, and I support my creative impulses by writing screen plays and directing films in my spare time. Of course I would love to be a paid filmmaker, that is the dream, and I am working my way toward that goal. I live in Perth Western Australia, with my wife and two young daughters.  It’s a quiet, very remote city, but I’ve learnt on thing here – you can make films anywhere. SKSM: When did you make Graduation afternoon? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to [...]

Christopher Birk – May 26, 2015

13 juni 201513 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Willa. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Christopher Birk: My name is Christopher Birk and I moved to New York in 2007 from Denmark where I was born. I am a trained actor but in early 2011 I turned producer/director/writer too with "Willa" and the creation of my own production company Alpha Tree Productions. We are fairly new but hope to produce many interesting things over the coming years. Besides Willa we have done a few short films, some fashion events and over the past year I have been working on my first feature documentary. SKSM: When did you make Willa? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Christopher Birk: Willa was born in early 2011 along with the production company. I had recently [...]

Lyubo Yonchev – May 1, 2015

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Cain (Cain rose up). SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Lyubo Yonchev: My name is Lyubo Yonchev and I’m Bulgarian. Do you know where is that on the map? J Bulgaria is a small country… hahaha, I’m joking! I’m studying Film and TV Directing at New Bulgarian University located in Sofia. I’m smart, blond… oops, these two things are inconsistent. I’m slobbering a lot as you can see! I’m a normal guy, who loves the cinema and dreaming to make good films. Ask me something about “Cain”. J SKSM: When did you make Cain? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Lyubo Yonchev: I started with the idea of “Cain” in the master class of Prof. Georgi Dyulgerov (a famous Bulgarian film director). I had a task to adapt a [...]

Matt Matlovich – April 3, 2015

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story The doctor's case. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Matt Matlovich: I currently live in Toronto, Ontario, but I grew up in a small town called Port Lambton. I attended the University of Western Ontario after high school, earning a double major in English and Film Studies and followed that up with a year at Sheridan College in an Advanced Film and Television Program, specializing in Screenwriting and Directing. After school, I started work at Bling Digital, a division of Sim Digital, which is a rental house for production gear. This is where I work today, operating as a post-engineering technician, which involves taking care of data management gear and coordinating rentals for commercials. However, I am foremost a screenwriter, and work on original scripts after my [...]

Kristian Day – February 28, 2015

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Message from Jerusalem (Jerusalem's Lot). SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Kristian Day: I am a fulltime filmmaker and writer based in Des Moines, Iowa. I mostly work in realityTV and the occasional feature. I write for magazines including Fangoria, Horror Hound, and various newspapers. SKSM: When did you make Message from Jerusalem? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Kristian Day: I made Message From Jerusalem after being invited to a Stephen King inspired art show at the now defunct Des Moines art gallery, Finders Creepers. I spent no money on the production because I knew I would never make any money on it. It was more of an experiment than anything else. It was filmed over a period of two [...]

Milos Savic – February 26, 2015

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story In the deathroom. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Milos Savic: I was born 1984 in Schwaebisch Gmuend (Germany) as a child of serbian immigrants. After graduating secondary
school, I worked as a trainee for several production
companies, especially Los Banditos Films GmbH. Meanwhile I gained experience in film editing, by finishing many music videos and realizing own projects. From 2006 - 2012 I studied
“feature film directing” at the renowned Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg (Germany). Now, I’m a freelance director and editor, living in “Benztown” Stuttgart (Germany) and did the last two years a lot of stuff for the commercial industry. Currently I’m working on my full length feature film debut, which hopefully should be realized very soon. SKSM: [...]

Richard Fleming – November 2, 2014

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Popsy. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Richard Fleming: My official job title is “Visual Storyteller.” I think it accurately describes what I do: I make narrative-style commercials, telling the stories of small businesses and some Fortune 500 companies – highlighting what it is that makes them unique. The main thing I learned in doing commercials is how to elicit an action from viewers. I also volunteer my time as the Board President for a nonprofit that helps local, independent businesses succeed. I average about 110 hour a week with work, but I love what I do. SKSM: When did you make Popsy? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Richard Fleming: I shot “Popsy” toward the end of October [...]

Ranjeet Marwa – November 2, 2014

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Cain rose up. SKSM: Can you introduce yourself to our readers? Ranjeet S. Marwa: Hi. My name is Ranjeet S. Marwa and I am a film director from the UK. I come from a family of 3 generations of musicians. Since the age of 4 I've been pushed to excel at anything I do thanks to my father. If it weren't for him, I wouldn't be where I am today. SKSM: How did the project of filming "Cain rose up" started? Ranjeet S. Marwa: I spoke to a producer who wanted to option a Stephen King book, so I told him to go and option a story from the DB scheme. Cain Rose Up was the one he chose. I only came on as the director but I stated to the producer I wanted to make the ilm my way, he agreed to it and we made one of the best films to date. SKSM: Why did you choose that particular story to adapt. Did you had another story in [...]

Michael Floyd – November 2, 2014

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story One for the road. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Michael Floyd: Yes, my name is Michael Floyd, I was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, then I moved out to Los Angeles for college, and I’ve been here ever since I graduated. I work as a professional voice actor, doing commercials, promos, short films, and recently released my first full length audiobook, called The Myth of Hitler’s Pope, which you can find on Amazon.com (sorry, had to plug it). I’ve been obsessed with films, film making, and Stephen King for quite a long time, so it was very natural that I do an adaptation of one of my favorite stories. SKSM: When did you make One for the road? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Michael [...]

Ian Wolfley – November 2, 2014

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Big driver. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Ian Wolfley: My name is Ian Wolfley, I am an independent filmmaker living and working in San Francisco. SKSM: When did you make Big driver? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Ian Wolfley: I started making ‘Big Driver’ two years ago. I read the story sometime in September 2012 and got the Dollar Baby contract almost immediately after. I stayed up all night reading the story; it was so suspenseful and entertaining. I started writing the script, which took a few months, until December. January through March 2013, we assembled our key crew members and cast. April through June we were in pre-production. I felt very lucky to be a part of a team of very [...]

Darek Kocurek – November 2, 2014

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Lament Paranoika (Paranoid). SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Darek Kocurek: Darek is a person living in the fast line, having a lot of weirdest ideas and dreams, usually involved in several projects at one time. I live in Poland, in Katowice city. It's an industrial city in the South of Poland. Since about 15 years I've been working as a graphic designer. Many of my graphics oscillate between fantasy and horror. It partly results from my interests and partly from cooperation with King's fun-clubs and cooperation with publishing houses, for which I make covers in styles like that. Many of my pictures are inspired by music, especially ambient-music. Other passions of mine are photography, books, films, traveling ... SKSM: When did you make Lament [...]

Christopher Zatta – November 2, 2014

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Harvey's dream. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Christopher Zatta: I am an independent filmmaker. I started my career as a writer’s assistant and staff writer for the NBC series HEROES, where I wrote and co-wrote episodes during the first and third seasons of the show. I then transitioned into writing and directing short films. I’ve made three shorts so far, a noir titled AMBITION OF LOVE, which I followed up with my dollar baby adaptation of Stephen King’s HARVEY’S DREAM, and my most recent, THE MUSIC BOX STEPS, is now in post-production. I’m currently working on my first feature length film, which is titled AT THE MAPLE GROVE and will be shooting this summer. SKSM: When did you make Harvey’s dream? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much [...]

Ben Woods – November 2, 2014

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Rest stop. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Ben Woods: My Name is Ben Woods, I’m a student at Griffith University in Brisbane Queensland studying at their film school. SKSM: When did you make Rest stop? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Ben Woods: We began production on Rest Stop late in 2012 as part of one of our core subjects. We were tasked to make a genre film within a time frame of around 6 weeks which at the time felt like it should be a pretty easy process. However, finding an actual “rest stop” that was local enough for production but also fit the parameters of the story turned out to be a difficult task which took us most of this production time and in the end we actually just used a [...]

Maria Ivanova – April 9, 2013

13 juni 2015
She is the woman behind King's short story Beachworld. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Maria Ivanova: I live in St Petersburg, I make animated films, I love theater. SKSM: When did you make Beachworld? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Maria Ivanova: I've completed Beachworld in 2012. I don't think I can tell how much did it cost, I was just making it along with my other projects, sometimes in my freetime. So, overall, it took me from 8 to 10 months. SKSM: How come you picked Beachworld to develop into a movie? What is it in the story that you like so much? Maria Ivanova: I liked the sci fi theme, I don't think I have ever done anything regarding other planets or spaceships, so it was an interesting opportunity, I decided to [...]

James B. Cox – March 12, 2013

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Grey matter. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? James B. Cox: I’m just starting out as a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and Grey Matter is only the second film I’ve directed. I grew up in Northern California where I enjoyed being close to Silicon Valley and San Francisco, both places that foster innovation and technology. Like many people my age, I saw Jurassic Park when it first hit theaters and was immediately seduced by the magic of filmmaking. I studied film production at Chapman University in Orange County. I’ve always been a voracious reader and movie-goer. SKSM: When did you make Grey matter? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? James B. Cox: Grey Matter took a long time to complete. We shot the [...]

Billy Hanson – March 12, 2013

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Survivor type. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Billy Hanson: Originally I'm from Maine, so I've been a Stephen King fan since I was very young. After high school I moved to Tallahassee, Florida and went to Florida State University's film school, which was great because it's a very exclusive program and they taught film production. After graduating, I felt confident as a filmmaker and as a writer, so I moved out to LA and started working in post production on Nickelodeon shows. From there I moved over to a company called Levity Entertainment Group, working as a post supervisor on a couple of reality shows. I'm always writing and trying to get my own projects off the ground, but post production is a great place to have a day job and keep myself involved in the [...]

Gemma Rigg – March 12, 2013

13 juni 2015
She is the woman behind King's short story Mute. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Gemma Rigg: I am primarily a writer. I started out writing comedy sketches for live theatre shows in London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I wanted to take things more serious so I studied a Masters degree in screenwriting where I adapted a novel into a feature script. After graduating I wrote short drama films before adapting Stephen King's Mute. SKSM: When did you make Mute? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Gemma Rigg: I applied for the rights to adapt Mute in the Spring of 2010. He granted permission very quickly and I immediately went to work on drafting the script. For my MA I didn't do a very loyal adaptation of the novel so I wanted to try and [...]

Gyöngyösi Zsolt – January 12, 2013

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Néma (Mute). SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Gyöngyösi Zsolt: I’m 24 years old and I live in Hungary, Europe. I work as a teacher of English. I’ve been making independent films since 2008. SKSM: When did you make Mute? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Gyöngyösi Zsolt: We finished it this September. Filming began in the autumn and wrapped in a month. Post-production took about 10 months to finish, with intermissions. It cost us 50,000 Hungarian forints which is about 220 American dollars. Yes, it is correct: two-hundred dollars. SKSM: How come you picked Mute to develop into a movie? What is it in the story that you like so much? Gyöngyösi Zsolt: When I was checking through the list [...]

Ranjeet S. Marwa – November 19, 2012

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story The Man Who Loved Flowers. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Ranjeet S. Marwa: Hi. Firstly I just want to thank you for asking me to be interviewed, it is much appreciated. Right, my name is Ranjeet S. Marwa, I am 24 years old from England, I am a film director. I started to become interested in film at the age of 11 when I first saw Stanley Kubrick's “The Shining”. Ever since then I've always been interested but never fully pursued it. I had many opportunities to be able to make films but never realized that it was my calling up until now. Something happened to me in 2009 when my younger brother asked me to make a short film for him for one of his lessons in college. Ever since then, that is what I've been doing. SKSM: When did you make The man who loved [...]

Jenny Januszewski – November 10, 2012

13 juni 2015
She is the woman behind King's short story The Boogeyman. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Jenny Januszewski: I’m an American writer/director who was born in Vietnam. I live in Los Angeles, CA. USA. My degree is in Film/TV producing. SKSM: When did you make The Boogeyman? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Jenny Januszewski: We shot The Boogeyman this past winter/spring. We finished principle photography right before our deadline. When I began filming, I was studying film at a city college in LA. About half of our crew and artistic team were comprised of students and the rest were professionals. My cinematographer, Sam Kim, and I have worked together on 5 projects now. Our last one won Best 3D Experimental Film at the 3D Film [...]

Pablo Macho Maysonet IV – August 23, 2011

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story The Things They Left Behind . SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Pablo Macho Maysonet IV: Well my name is Pablo Macho Maysonet IV and I'm the filmmaker behind the short film The Things They Left Behind. I'm also the CEO and co-founder of Shattered Dreams Productions. SKSM: Why the "IV" in your name? Pablo Macho Maysonet IV: I'm the fourth Pablo Maysonet from my fathers side. My father is Pablo Maysonet III SKSM: When did you make In the The Things They Left Behind? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Pablo Macho Maysonet IV: Well I started adapting the story into a screenplay in July of 2010. We assembled the cast and crew in September of the same year while we put together the [...]

Damon Vinyard – February 24, 2011

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story In The Deathroom. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Damon Vinyard: My name is Damon Vinyard and I am a filmmaker here in Los Angeles, CA.(Maravinny.com) I work at a post production house during the day, I bartend at night, and I shoot freelance video for people on the side to help raise money to take on the projects that I am passionate about. I am working hard to build up my reel enough that one day I am only producing and directing projects and I can quit all the other jobs! SKSM: When did you make In the Deathroom? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Damon Vinyard: I started "In the Deathroom" around early 2009. Once I got the paperwork finalized with Mr. King I started saving to be able to [...]

Andrew Newman – February 24, 2011

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story The Man Who Loved Flowers . SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Andrew Newman: I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, went to film school at Syracuse University, and spent five years in Los Angeles working in the film industry before returning to my hometown. I'm married to a wonderful woman who didn't freak out after I showed her "The Man Who Loved Flowers", and we have a beautiful, three-month old daughter. SKSM: When did you make The Man Who Loved Flowers? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Andrew Newman: I made the film when I was a junior at Syracuse, back in 1996. Our assignment was to do an adaptation with a unique spin. What better than a Stephen King short story as a musical? [...]

D.J. Hartman – February 22, 2011

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Mute. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? D.J. Hartman: I fell in love with movies when I was six, that was when I saw my first real movie, "Predator". After it was over I knew right then that that was what I wanted to do for a living. I started making short films on a camcorder starring my brother and sister and writing screenplays. Then Life struck and I had to grow up and get a job. I was a land surveyor for 10 years before I was laid off. At which point I decide to sit down and write a feature screenplay called "The Other Side of Dark". It garnered some accolades from agents, but I was never signed to a deal. Then I met Travis Milloy (writer of "Pandorum") and he told me to just start making movies on my own, so here I am. SKSM: When did you make Mute? Can you [...]

Robert Sterling – February 18, 2011

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story All That You Love Will Be Carried Away. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Robert Sterling: Well, I'm a 4th year film student at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a concentration in directing, and I'm getting ready to graduate this coming May. I write, like most filmmakers do, and am in the process of directing a feature film which I have also written. I grew up in Houston, Texas, and first discovered my love of filmmaking in high school. SKSM: When did you make All That You Love Will Be Carried Away? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Robert Sterling: I made "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away" at the end of my 3rd year here at the school. We used equipment and [...]

Maxwell Heesch – January 17, 2011

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Everything's Eventual. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Maxwell Heesch: My name is Max Heesch, and I am a recent graduate of the film program at Minnesota State University at Moorhead. Primarily I like to write and edit, but on the odd occasion I dabble in directing and producing, as well as other positions. For the last five months I’ve been living in Los Angeles, CA working as an assistant for a company that makes movie trailers and TV Spots, as well as finishing up work on Everything’s Eventual when I can. SKSM: When did you make Everything's Eventual? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Maxwell Heesch: We made Everything’s Eventual in August of 2010 in a warehouse in West Fargo, ND. [...]

Gerard Lough – December 6, 2010

13 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story The Boogeyman. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Gerard Lough: I am a 32 year old film-maker from Ireland with nine music videos and six short films under my belt. I am also a writer and The Boogeyman is my first adaptation of someone else’s work. SKSM: When did you make The Boogeyman? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Gerard Lough: The Boogeyman had its first screening in August at a film festival in Dublin. From when we had a finished script till its premiere, that period took seven months. The film was made on a budget of two thousand euros. The reasons why the film looks much more expensive are because nobody took a fee, I had my own equipment, the editing suite was set up at my home and [...]

Chris Harrison – November 15, 2010

5 juni 20155 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story The Man Who Loved Flowers . SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Chris Harrison: My name is Christopher Harrison and I am a producer/Writer/Director and co-owner of Nictophobia Films. SKSM: When did you make The Man Who Loved Flowers? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Chris Harrison: I made The Man Who Loved Flowers in September 2009. It was the first movie for Nictophobia films and we really wanted to make an impact. It was amazing how quickly and easily it came together, especially considering the that there was no budget. We had all of the equipment donated to us by our friend Steve Hancock at PS in Toronto, and all of the cast and crew donated there time to the cause as well! We managed to [...]

Tim Southam – November 12, 2010

5 juni 2015
He directed two episodes of the TV series "Haven", based on King's novel The Colorado Kid. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Tim Southam: I am Tim Southam. I call myself a filmmaker, which is a quaint antiquity of a term but also a usefully general one, as I direct just about every type of production - from feature films to online political monologues. SKSM: When was the moment in your life that you want to be a director? Tim Southam: The moment I realized I wanted to be a director can't really be described as a 'moment' - more like a long drawn out 'epoch'. I basically dragged myself kicking and screaming from wanting to be a magazine publisher to being a fiction filmmaker over the course of many years, and starting very late. the idea didn't occur to me until I was 27, and then it took a while to [...]

John Harrison – June 7, 2010

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Sorry, Right Number. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? John Harrison: I am a filmmaker that has written and directed for both movies and television. I started my career back in the '70's in the city of pittsburgh where my good friend and mentor, George Romero, was making some of his most memorable films: 'Martin','Dawn of the Dead', 'Creepshow', 'Day of the Dead'. I had been a fan of George's since i saw 'Night of the Living Dead', and I made it a point to meet him when I moved back to the 'burgh after living in boston and new york. I had a small prodcution company at the time with two of my best friends. We did commercials, industrials and (inspired by Romero) we produced our first film, 'Effects'. Then we teamed up with George on his projects. I was his [...]

Juan Reinoso – February 22, 2010

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Flowers for Norma. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Juan Pablo Reinoso: My name is Juan Reinoso and I am an independent film writer/producer/director. I own a small production company called Wayfinder Films. Before starting the company I worked as an Assistant Director on hundreds of national commercials and music videos. But I come from an acting background in the theater originally, having started as an actor at the age of 6 and actively through my early adulthood. I do still act a bit, though I began directing small things in the theater when I was 16 and have basically found myself truly in love with that over all else. SKSM: When did you make Flowers for Norma? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to [...]

Joe Leavell – November 15, 2009

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story In The Deathroom. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Joe Leavell: I'm an artist / photographer in Indianapolis, Indiana and run my own business downtown there. The studio is around 15,000 sq ft and is comprised of mainly photography equipment and backdrops / backgrounds. It is in it's 3rd year and has resonantly been sold. So I'm in the process of finding a second. I also share my time at St. Mary's child center teaching "at risk" children and documenting there development. Currently I'm working on a documentary about the school and the function of early childhood education. SKSM: When did you make In the Deathroom? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Joe Leavell: "In the Deathroom" was shot in [...]

Luke Cheney – August 14, 2009

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story In the Deathroom. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Luke Cheney: I am 23, I graduated with a degree in film in 2009. I have been making videos since I was 16 and will be moving to Los Angeles soon to start a career in filmmaking. SKSM: When did you make In the Deathroom? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Luke Cheney: We shot the film in November 2008 in two and a half days in a small studio. It was shot in and around Denver, Colorado with a local cast of professionals. I estimated that my budget was just under 2,000 US Dollars. SKSM: How come you picked In the Deathroom to develop into a movie? What is it in the story that you like so much? Luke Cheney: The story is of course brilliant and [...]

Mikhail Tank – July 9, 2009

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story My Pretty Pony. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Mikhail Tank: I would consider myself a true artist, started at age 3. I have an iTunes original music catalogue, have done TV & film work and released several books. I love to create and tell a good story in an original way. SKSM: When did you make My Pretty Pony? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Mikhail Tank: I like to work in the 'magic way' - which means plant a creative seed, then relax, then take all of the focused energy & create. We shot the film in one day, in two locations. There was a great balanced energy between Jamie (dp/editor), Paul Marin & myself. SKSM: How come you picked My Pretty Pony to develop into a movie? What is it in [...]

Dave Gallant – July 31, 2008

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Autopsy Room 4. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Dave Gallant: I am a film school graduate currently working as an electric on commercials and music videos etc. This pays the bills but my passion lies in Writing and Directing. SKSM: How come you picked Autopsy Room 4 to develop into a movie? What is it in the story that you like so much? Dave Gallant: I picked the story because I am a big Stephen King fan, I have read almost all of his books and this is one of many of his stories that I really enjoyed. I couldn't really tell you what exactly it is I like about the story, all of it I guess. SKSM: When did you make Autopsy Room 4? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Dave Gallant: I made the [...]

Chi Laughlin – April 28, 2008

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story All That You Love Will Be Carried Away. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Chi Laughlin: I've spent the past eleven years making wash machines on assembly line in a small Ohio factory town. I'm a pretty serious cineaste, though, and I read a lot. SKSM: When did you make All That You Love Will Be Carried Away? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Chi Laughlin: I made my version of "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away" over a four-day period in late January, 2008. I was applying to film school and the deadline was 1 February. I had never made a film before, and I knew that I'd need one for my application to have a chance, so I checked into a hotel room and, working alone, shot the film in two days [...]

Ben Lawrence – April 18, 2008

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Paul's Dream(Harvey's Dream). SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Ben Lawrence: Born London, 1973. Family moved to Australia the following year. I studied directing at NYU for a short time one summer. Apart from that I worked as a camera assistant for a number of years while making several short films. In 1997 I began directing TV commercials in Australia and have been doing that ever since. In 2003 I started my own production company called Caravan Pictures, based in Sydney, Australia. SKSM: Why did you changed the orginal title from "Harvey's Dream" into "Paul's Dream"? Ben Lawrence: I changed the title to place it more in an Australian context. Harvey is such an uncommon name here and besides that I based the characters on some of my parents friends who [...]

Stephen Parkhurst – December 16, 2007

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Night Surf. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Stephen W. Parkhurst: Like Stephen King, I'm a native Mainer. I grew up in a tiny town about forty minutes south of Bangor. I just moved back to Maine, Portland specifically, after graduating with my Bachelor's degree in Film Production this May. I've got a lot of family and friends in the area, and seemed like it would be fun to come home for a little while. Unfortunately Maine, while lovely and all, is completely devoid of a film industry, hence my currently working at a hotel, parking cars. That's why I decided to take matters into my own hands and make "Night Surf". SKSM: When did you make Night Surf? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film [...]

Tyson Steigers – November 28, 2007

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story In The Cutting Room aka Autopsy Room Four. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Tyson Steigers: I am a 25 year old male currently living and working in Los Angeles. Professionally I am a motion graphic designer (sort of a blend of graphic design and animation for those who aren't familiar), but I love all aspects of filmmaking. Recently I've been experimenting with stop motion animation, and try to produce/direct my own personal projects when I have the time. SKSM: When did you make In The Cutting Room? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Tyson Steigers: In the Cutting Room was shot over the course of four weekends in January/February of 2005. We shot in Mt Hood Community College's funeral [...]

Tom Holland – November 19, 2007

5 juni 2015
He's the man behind the original movie "The Langoliers" & "Thinner", based on King's novell's with the same title. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Tom Holland: I am a writer/director. I started out as an actor, working under the screen name of Tom Fielding. I was the juvenile in a movie called "A walk in the spring rain" with Tony Quinn and Ingrid Bergman. I wanted to direct and started writing to that end. SKSM: When did you make Thinner & The Langoliers? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Tom Holland: Both films were done for a price. I shot the miniseries The Langoliers in 16 millimeter to save money. I don't remember the cost of either one, but money was a constraint. SKSM: How come you picked Thinner & The Langoliers into [...]

Stephane Montel – October 23, 2007

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Livraisons Matinales(Milkman 1). SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself and your team? Who are you and what do you do? Stephane Montel: My name is Stephane Montel, me and my teammates (Clementine Tronel, Florent Mack and Christian Radosaljevic) are just graduated of L'Institut Superieur d'Arts Appliqués of Paris. We studyed every aspect in the production of a 3d animation movie. Currently, we're looking for a job in the filmmaking industry ! SKSM: When did you make Livraisons Matinales(Milkman 1)? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Stephane Montel: We made Livraisons Matinales this year, it took five months (from February to June) to make the movie, from the idea to the final cut. The film was made as our graduation movie for [...]

Matt Cunningham – September 14, 2007

5 juni 2015
He's the man behind the 2005 movie "The Mangler: Reborn", based on King's novell The Mangler. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Matt Cunningham: Matt Cunningham, writer/director. I have been writing for quite some time. My first film Decampitated was a comedy-horror film that just got turned into comic book form through Devil's Due comics in a Troma Graphic novel. I am working on several new projects for television and feature film - mostly family and comedy. SKSM: How come you picked The Mangler to develop into another sequel? What is it in the story that you like so much? Matt Cunningham: The film actually picked us - ha ha. I was working with the Executive Producer at the time and he came to me and asked if we would be interested in writing/directing the sequel that he bought the rights to. [...]

Stephen Smith – January 15, 2007

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Nona. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Stephen H Smith: I'm Stephen "Sparrow" Smith, but Steve is fine too. I live in San Francisco, California and I am currently taking a short hiatus from filmmaking so that I may obtain a master's degree in English literature, which, along with film, I also love. SKSM: When did you make Nona? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Stephen H Smith: I can't give an exact number for the cost off the top of my head, but it was not much (way less than the Blair Witch Project). I will admit that most of the money used to shoot the film was supplied by my parents and Tony's. Many thanks to them. We kept our costs at a minimum by not paying any of our actors or crew. [...]

Mark Steensland – December 16, 2006

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind a suggestion by Stephen King Lovecraft's Pillow. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Mark Steensland: I'm a writer and filmmaker who teaches production and screenwriting at Penn State in Erie, PA. I've been a filmmaker for a very long time time. I would say the first movie that really made me want to make movies was Brian DePalma's Phantom of the Paradise, which I saw when I was 9-years-old. After that, I saw Halloween, and then I really started to get into it. I used my family's old Super-8 film camera to make my first movie, called Darkness Is Always Black. I never technically finished it, but I was definitely hooked. Over the years, I've been making films of one kind or another. I've worked on feature films (such as Midnight Run and Wisdom) and I've made my own (The Last Way Out [...]

Julien Magnat – December 11, 2006

5 juni 2015
French director of “(Shalt Thou) Shew Wonders to the Dead?”, based upon Stephen King’s NONA. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you, and what do you do? Julien Magnat: My name is Julien Magnat, I am a french director, and am 33 years old. I have spent 6-7 years in England of studying cinema, and theatre. I got there a Bachelor of Arts in theatre and film. That’s where and when I did that short movie. I went back to France in 1996, and I did successfully passed the entrance examination of the FEMIS (the French National & Highly competitive film school). I did several short movies since my 17yo, and in 2001, I directed my first full-length movie, “Bloody Mallory” (imdb.com) a movie which has been shown in almost every continent. SKSM: Can you tell me a little more about your early work called “Shald thou shew wonders to the [...]

Brian Haynes – December 3, 2006

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Popsy. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Brian Haynes: My name is Brian Haynes. I was born and raised in West Virginia. I moved to Florida to attend college, met my wife here, and we now live in Orlando with our 19 month old son. When not working on films, I work as a manager at a book store. SKSM: When did you make Popsy? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Brian Haynes: The shoot took place in January/February of 2005, for 5 days. We didn't actually complete editing until September of 2006. Everyone worked on it when they could, so it took awhile. Although, in reality, I guess I'd always been directing it in my head since the day I bought Nightmares and Dreamscapes in 1994. It just took me [...]

Tony Kaneaster – October 14, 2006

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story All That You Love Will Be Carried Away. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Anthony Kaneaster: I am a vocal performance major at UCI. I am basically a full time student who tires to make movies on his spare time. SKSM: When did you make All That You Love Will Be Carried Away? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Anthony Kaneaster: “All that you Love” was actually a semester long project that I completed in my senior year of high school. I basically did all of it on my own. I wrote the script, shot it, acted in it, made the music for it, and edited it. I even made a website for it. It ended up costing me nothing because I did it all on my own. All the equipment I used was provided by the [...]

Sarah Sterchele – September 11, 2006

5 juni 2015
She is the woman behind King's short story Walking Ghost(The Gunslinger). SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Sarah Sterchele: I've recently graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in television and film production, and now I'm off to seek my fame and fortune. SKSM: When did you make The Walking Ghost? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Sarah Sterchele: "The Walking Ghost" was created winter of 2005 - the worst time of the year to shoot a film in Michigan. Shooting took approximately 6 weekends, and cost about $1000 total. SKSM: How come you picked The Gunslinger to develop into a movie called The Walking Ghost? What is it in the story that you like so much? Sarah Sterchele: This is going to be a long [...]

Mark Montalto; August 1, 2006

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story All That You Love Will Be Carried Away. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Mark Montalto: My name is Mark Montalto. Originally from Rhinebeck, NY (upstate a little bit), I now live in Manhattan. I'm a recent gradute from the film/animation/video dept. at Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence, RI. SKSM: How did you find out that King sold the movie rights to some of his stories for just $1? Was it just a wild guess or did you know it before you sent him the check? Mark Montalto: I guess a friend had mentioned it to me at some point. After that, I did a little research on it (mostly on this website and others like it) and also, I spoke with James Renner about how the process actually works. James was just finishing his version of "All That You Love" as I [...]

Nicolas Heurtel; July 11, 2006

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Suppr.. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Nicolas Heurtel: I'm a "little" frenchie of 27 years old and the Cinema is a great passion to me... so I gave up my studies in architecture to study film making at the university 3 years ago. This is where I met some good friends, and we finaly created a little team, and we made all of ours movies together. We made about 6 short, all amaters, "suppr." being the last on the list, made in June 2005. My first "professionnal" short is in project, I'm the script and director and I just have to find... some money ! SKSM: How come you picked Wordprocessor of the Gods(Suppr.) to develop into a movie? What is it in the story that you like so much? Nicolas Heurtel: The first reason is that I'm a great fan of SK since I'm 13 ! [...]

Leyla Everaers; June 10, 2006

5 juni 2015
She is the woman behind King's short story Tijger(Here There Be Tygers). SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Leyla Everaers: My name is Leyla Everaers and I study for Director at the Dutch film Academy in Amsterdam. Before I started this study, I have studied Audiovisual Design in Rotterdam for four years. I live in Amsterdam with my cat Britney and I’ll be 25 in a couple of weeks. SKSM: When did you make Tijger(Here There Be Tygers)? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Leyla Everaers: In my previous study we had to make a couple of illustrations based on the story ‘Here There Be Tygers’. It’s a very visual story, like all King-stories. The illustrations have been in my drawer for about five years, and all this time I hoped to be able to [...]

Jeffrey C. Schiro; April 23, 2006

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story The Boogeyman. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Jeffrey C. Schiro: I grew up in Maine, and am now a film editor in Los Angeles. SKSM: When did you make The Boogeyman? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Jeffrey C. Schiro: I made The Boogeyman as a student while attending New York University in 1980. The shooting was broken up over a period of time, but probably took 7 days or so all together. It took about 2 years to complete and cost about $10,000. SKSM: How come you picked The Boogeyman to develop into a movie? What is it in the story that you like so much? Jeffrey C. Schiro: When I read The Boogeyman back in 1978 or so, there was just something about it that touched me. I [...]

Shawn S. Lealos; February 10, 2006

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story I Know What You Need. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Shawn S. Lealos: Well, to start with, my name is Shawn Lealos. I live in Oklahoma and I am a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. My degree is in Professional Fiction Writing from the Gaylord School of Journalism. I started writing when I was in my early twenties, writing short stories and I also started a novel at the time, which remains unfinished. I started college when I was 25, working towards a business degree. With the encouragement of one of my professors, I decided to pursue my writing instead. I began my writing career as a journalist covering Oklahoma sports, and worked as a sports reporter for 4 years, winning a number of National awards in the process. I started another novel (it also remains [...]

Brian Berkowitz; January 11, 2006

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Sorry, Right Number. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? And what have you done after making The Secret Transit Codes of America's Highways? Brian Berkowitz: I was born and raised in New York City. Film has always been a passion of mine. Since Secret Transit Codes I've jst been searching for my next film. SKSM: When did you make Sorry Right Number? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Brian Berkowitz: Sorry right Number was shot in January 2005. Post-Production was completed inin April 2005 and the film made it's debut screening on May 4th 2005 at Loews theater in midtown Manhattan SKSM: How come you picked Sorry Right Number to develop into a movie? What is it in the story that you like so much? Brian Berkowitz: It's a [...]

Liam Engle; January 7, 2006

5 juni 2015
He is the man that created King's Maximum Overdrive into a short movie Minimum Overdrive. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Liam Engle: My name is Liam Engle, I'm 24 years old (but was about 22 when I made the movie) and I'm working to become a full-time director. I studied at the University in Aix-en-Provence, France, but I've been mostly trying to go my own way since I finished that. I'm currently putting together a showreel featuring bits of my movies for production companies to see. SKSM: When did you make Minimum Overdrive? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Liam Engle: Minimum Overdrive was shot starting on August 3rd 2003 and the editing was completed in December of 2004. The movie took a long time to shoot since we were aiming [...]

Rodney Altman; December 7, 2005

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Umney's Last Case. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Rodney Altman: My name is Rodney Altman and I'm 24 years old. I'm originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but I have lived in New York City for over 3 years now. I went to college here at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, one of the top film schools in the country. I graduated in May 2004 and have been finishing the film and writing a screenplay in my spare time. SKSM: When did you make Umney's Last Case? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Rodney Altman: We shot most of Umney's Last Case on a soundstage over 2 weeks in March 2005. I had sets built for the elevator, the hallway, Candy's office, and Umney's office. The Peoria [...]

Elio Quiroga; December 6, 2005

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Home Delivery. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Elio Quiroga: I'm born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), studied information engineering and participated in the development of the Jaleo software, one of the most important digital post production programmes; he has directed publicity throughout 7 years (spots, institutional, industrial, tourist, architectural, etc) through his own production company and agency Frame+Frame Films, where he also created campaigns and designs of corporate image; he has carried out works of experimental electronic music, short films in various formats, videoclips, as well as videoinstalations and videocreations presented at numerous international festivals of electronic image, such as Expo '92, Arco or the Bienal of Moving [...]

Andy Chase (IVY); September 3, 2005

5 juni 2015
One of the people behind Kingdom Hospital Theme Worry About You. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about Ivy? Who is Ivy and what does Ivy do? IVY(Andy Chase): We formed in 1993 as an indie pop trio, based out of NYC. We started on tiny record label called SEED, then moved around to a bunch of majors like Atlantic and Sony. We're currently signed to Nettwerk Records. Our singer Dominique is French, I'm from Washington, DC and Adam is from New Jersey. In the studio me and Adam play all the instruments and the three of us produce the albums. Live we add another guitar player (besides myself), a drummer, and a keyboardist so that we're a six-piece when we tour. SKSM: When did Ivy make Worry About You? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to make it? IVY(Andy Chase): That song was written for [...]

Bernardo Villela; August 31, 2005

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind Suffer the Little Children Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Bernardo Villela: I am a filmmaker. I studied at Fairleigh Dickinson- Madison and then transferred to CW Post- Long Island University where I graduated in May 2005. I have been writing and yearning to make movies since I was fourteen and Suffer the Little Children is without a doubt my proudest achievement. SKSM: When did you make Suffer the Little Children? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Bernardo Villela: "Suffer the Little Children" was shot over 8 days in August 2005 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. We shot on a DVX 100A. Our brilliant cast is lead by Angela Pietropinto as Miss Sidley, Chris Lutkin as Mr. Hanning, Bob Bowersox [...]

Steven Weber; August 18, 2005

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Steven Weber: I am an actor who has worked in theatre, television and film for the last 25 years (resumé available on IMDB) SKSM: When did you make The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Steven Weber: My association with Stephen King began before that when I did the miniseries version of "The Shining" (directed by Mick Garris). I found the original story in an anthology of horror and fantasy tales that I picked up and thought it would make a cool little film. I contacted the Outer Limits people, who I knew, and suggested the project. They liked it and off I went. The entire production was roughly [...]

Mick Garris; May 15, 2005

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind King's short story Chattery Teeth. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Mick Garris: I am a Los Angeles native who writes, produces and directs films and television. I have been writing since I was twelve years old, which is also when I started making little 8mm movies. I have been making films professionally for almost 20 years. SKSM: When did you make Chattery Teeth? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Mick Garris: "Chattery Teeth" was originally going to be a pilot for a television series, a sort of horror anthology. It was originally commissioned by the ABC television network. John McTiernan was going to produce and direct it, and I was just writing and creating the series. The network decided not to make the pilot [...]

Damien Maric; April 19, 2005

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind La Femme dans la chambre Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Damien Maric: I'm 26 years old; I have created with a friend WIP STUDIO (www.wipstudio.fr) with the purpose of developing some television projects, cinema and publishing. In fact everything related to entertainment, I love that. A little like Peter Pan, I don't want to grow up so I like to have fun and dream. SKSM: When did you make "La Femme dans la chambre"? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Damien Maric: I finished directing "La Femme dans la chamber" in March 2005. It took me 3 years to find the money; it was difficult since everyone was afraid of going into such an adventure with a "young kid", in fact, at the time, I was 22. But [...]

Mark L. Lester; March 20, 2005

5 juni 2015
He's the man behind the original 1984 movie "Firestarter", based on King's novell with the same title. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Mark L. Lester: I was born in Cleveland, Ohio in a not so rich family. We lived in the projects, but I later moved to LA and got into film. I now own a distribution company and still direct. SKSM: When did you make Firestarter? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Mark L. Lester: I made Firestarter in 1983 in North Carolina. It took us 10 weeks and cost us 10 million dollars. SKSM: How come you picked Firestarter to develop into a movie? What is it in the story that you like so much? Mark L. Lester: I was actually approached by Dino De Laurentiis to direct it. I didn't pick it. SKSM: Do you [...]

Justin Zimmerman; February 5, 2005

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind The Man Who Loved Flowers Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Who is Justin Zimmerman? Tell me a bit about yourself and what you do or have done. Justin Zimmerman: Here's the one paragraph answer used in some press release somewhere: Justin Zimmerman has been an Assistant Professor of Cinema, the School-Based Programs Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens County, and has directed Bricker-Down productions for six years. Zimmerman was the youngest, and most recognized, independent artist by the Ohio Arts Council during the 2003 - 2004 cycle, and his films have won multiple awards, including best documentary at the Chicago/IFP film festival. Zimmerman's films have been aired on public television and are distributed nationally. Zimmerman, 27, is currently an Assistant Professor at the Western State College of Colorado, is in [...]

Dan Thron; January 27, 2005

5 juni 2015
He is the second man behind The Last Rung on the Ladder Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Dan Thron: I currently live in Boston, and make movies primarily for the videogame business, doing the ads and 'cutscenes'-- the (usually animated) cinematics that advance the story between levels of gameplay. I did the movies for Eidos' 'Thief' series for PC and Playstation, as well as work for 'Neverwinter Nights' (a Dungeons and Dragons license) and many others. For the past 4 of those years, I've co-owned and ran an animation and effects company called Rustmonkey (www.rustmonkey.com), with the aim of making features. SKSM: How did you become involved with The Last Rung on the Ladder? Dan Thron: Jim and I went to high school together in Chatham, Massachusetts, and were on the same bus. [...]

James Cole; January 22, 2005

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind The Last Rung on the Ladder Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? James Cole: Who am I? Hmmm. Well, I'm just a guy who grew up loving movies. And so for the past fourteen years I've lived in Los Angeles pursuing a career writing for film and television. I actually wrote stories when I was very young and I made my first short Super-8 film when I was in fifth grade. It was a combination of live action and animation and took an entire school year to shoot and edit, and it even got shown as part of the school district's film festival. So at eleven years old I sat with an audience of my peers and experienced the joy of applause and laughter in all the right places, and from that day forward I was hooked. I've been making films and writing ever since. SKSM: When did you make [...]

Andy Cambria; January 14, 2005

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind Harvey's Dream Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Andy Cambria: My name is Andy Cambria. I live in Brooklyn, NY, where I work with a writing partner, Nick Braccia (who co-wrote the screenplay for HARVEY’S DREAM with me.) We have several other feature projects in development and are currently working on a script for a producer in New York. Nick and I are very big horror fans, and are very influenced by Hitchcock, Brian DePalma, David Lynch, Joss Whedon...and countless other writers/filmmakers. I’ve been a fan of Mr. King’s work ever since I was a child. Growing up in suburban Massachusetts, many of the settings, characters, etc. he writes about were instantly accessible to me, and I related to the tone of his stories and his worldview instantly. I think King’s work is [...]

Scott Albanese; December 8, 2004

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind All That You Love Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Scott Albanese: I am originally from Ithaca New York. I did my undergraduate work at SUNY Brockport. (Brockport, NY) I graduated in December 2000. I majored in Radio & TV Broadcasting with a minor in Film Studies. I then obtained my MFA in Film Production from Chapman University. I just graduated this past May. I am currently developing a feature length project. SKSM: When did you make All That You Love Will Be Carried Away? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Scott Albanese: We shot ATYL in November 2003. It took us 7 days to shoot it. We shot at 5 locations, plus time spent in the studio. It cost more than I had planned, but my hope is that [...]

Steve Zakman; November 30, 2004

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind Autopsy Room Four Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Steve Zakman: Well, I am Steve...but I guess you already figured that one out. I am a producer and talent manager. I have produced four films. Two are features, "We Married Margo," that had appearances by Kevin Bacon, Tom Arnold and Cindy Crawford, to name a few, and "Come Away Home," that is currently in post production. I developed the story for "Come Away Home" as well. It stars Lea Thompson, Martin Mull, Paul Dooley, David Keith and Thomas Gibson. I also produced two shorts, "The Fine Line Between Cute and Creepy" and "Autopsy Room Four" "Autopsy Room Four" is the only movie that I directed. SKSM: When did you make Autopsy Room Four? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How [...]

Jack Sawyers; October 24, 2004

5 juni 2015
Jack Sawyers, the Director of Gotham Cafe Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do or have done? Jack Sawyers: I was born and raised in New Jersey. I moved to California when I was 18. My goal is to make horror movies. I want to be the Frank Capra of horror movies. My background is in production. I have produced everything from commercials to music videos to independent films for the last ten years. I own a post production facility as well as a production company. I have never had the opportunity to just direct until now. In the past I have always produced and directed. It was an awesome, awesome, awesome experience just to show up and direct and I'd like to thank Julie Sands for making that possible. SKSM: When did you shoot Gotham Cafe? Jack Sawyers: We started shooting October 6th at [...]

Peter Sullivan; September 12, 2004

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind Night Surf Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: When did you make Night Surf? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Peter Sullivan: NIGHT SURF was produced in the spring of 2001. I had optioned the rights almost a half year earlier, but it took me a long time to raise the money and also to find the perfect location. Because of budget concerns, I knew I couldn't afford to set the movie outside on a beach at night. but I wanted to find the perfect alternative. Since I couldn't afford to relocate the production to the East Coast, I finally found a house in the central California town of Cambria that looked like a Maine cliff-top beach house. Once we had the location, my producers and I cast the film and dove into shooting. We shot over the course of two weekends, with another weekend of [...]

Brian Berkowitz; July 14, 2004

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind The Secret Transit Codes of America's Highways Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Brian Berkowitz: I am currently entering my final year at School of Visual Arts in New York City. I'm 22 years old working full time as a photographer while I finish up my final year at school. SKSM: When did you make The Secret Transit Codes of America's Highways? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Brian Berkowitz: Transit Codes was done in the Spring of 2003. All the shooting took place in one weekend which was shot in a motel in New Jersey. The full production cost in total was around $1500. It then took several month for the editing. From start to finish, including the writing, it was from about January 2003 [...]

Nick Wauters; June 21, 2004

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind Rainy Season Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Nick Wauters: I was born and raised in Belgium, moved to the states where I attended Oberlin College, before moving to Los Angeles. After getting started as a production assistants on various television shows, I became an editor on reality shows and continued writing screenplays the side. SKSM: When did you make Rainy Season? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Nick Wauters: We shot the film in the spring of 2002. It's been a while, so i can't remember the exact number, but I believe we spent around $10,000 total on the production. It took 3 days to shoot and many weeks of post production. Most of the people involved volunteered their services. SKSM: [...]

Dave Brock; May 21, 2004

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind The Road Virus Heads North Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Dave Brock: My name is Dave Brock and I just received my Masters Degree in Film Production at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. For most of my life I've been a student, although now that i'm at the end of my academic career, I hope I can put this final degree to some use! SKSM: When did you make The Road Virus Heads North? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Dave Brock: Trying to make RVHN hasn't been easy, with most of the problems we experienced having something to do with money. We got the rights back in 2001, so it's been pretty slow and, at times, laborious. Making any kind of project in an acedemic setting can be a hassle, considering [...]

James Renner; April 28, 2004

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind All That You Love Will Be Carried Away Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? James Renner: My name is James Renner, and I'm a freelance writer/director living in Cleveland, Ohio. Recently, I've had several articles published in a weekly magazine out here called, "Scene". My favorite piece so far has been the story from March about three local police officers who chased a UFO into Pennsylvania in 1966. I also work on films and commercials when they come to town. SKSM: When will you make All That You Love Will Be Carried Away? Can you tell me a little about the production? And how long take it to film you think? James Renner: I recieved the rights to All That You Love...in August of last year. Since then, I've been trying to secure financing for the project. We [...]

Nicholas Mariani; April 16, 2004

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind The Man in the Black Suit Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Nicholas Mariani: My name is Nicholas Mariani and i was born in Salt Lake City, UT and raised in Rochester, MN. He has worked on numerous commercials, feature films, and IMAX movies. In 2002, he served as Post Production Supervisor on the animated film The Princess and the Pea and the live action feature Jumping For Joy, which won an audience award at the Chicago Film Festival. In 2003, he produced the short film Flash in the New York City area. He is a graduate of New York University's prestigious film program. The Man in the Black Suit marks his directorial debut. SKSM: When did you make The Man in the Black Suit? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it [...]

Doveed Linder; April 15, 2004

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind Strawberry Spring Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Doveed Linder: I am 27 years old and live in St. Louis, Missouri. Making movies is what I do full-time; occasionally I work odd jobs to help pay the bills. In addition to STRAWBERRY SPRING, I have made an action/western feature called, DEFIANCE, which is distributed through Lions Gate Films. I have also made a short film adaptation of Edgar Alan Poe's THE TELL-TALE HEART. SKSM: When did you make Strawberry Spring? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Doveed Linder: The production of STRAWBERRY SPRING occurred from February to May of 2001, six days of shooting all together. The production cost several thousand dollars, though we still cut a lot of [...]

Robert Cochrane; April 14, 2004

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind Luckey Quarter Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Robert David Cochrane: Born in Seattle, Washington on June 4, 1970, but I refer to myself as a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. I grew up in the east bay suburb of Walnut Creek from 1975-1988, graduating from Ygnacio Valley High School. I was a varsity athlete in football, basketball and track. I earned my B.A.degree in broadcast journalism from San Diego State University in 1992. I pursued my dream of becoming a sports broadcaster but found my interests more varied than the narrow focus of sports and moved on. After working on cruise ships in Hawaii, the Mexican Riviera and the Caribbean for two years as a disc jockey, I docked in Los Angeles to attend UCLA's prestigious screenwriting school. Since [...]

Jay Holben; April 12, 2004

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind Paranoid Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Jay Holben: Wow. That's a question for the ages, isn't it? My name is Jay Holben, I'm a filmmaker in Los Angeles. For more than half a decade I've been working as a cinematographer on independent films, shorts, commercials and music videos while trying to work toward a career as a director. Prior to that I worked as a chief lighting technician and before my work in motion pictures, I worked for many years in legitimate theater as everything from a stagehand to stage manager, from master electrician to master flyman, and from lighting designer to director. Making Paranoid in 1999 was my first step toward the directing chair, professionally, and my first time back at directing since a short film that I made in 1994 back in [...]

James Cochrane; April 11, 2004

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind Here There Be Tygers Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? James Cochrane: I've been a Stephen King fan since about 1988 after I read Pet Semetary (someone gave us a whole box of books and I liked the cover to it so here I am). At the moment I work for a television company as a computer tech for High-Speed Internet- this is my means to afford the lavish lifestyle of which I am accustomed to, ie: buying way too many DVDs, purchasing the occasional limited Stephen King book and my NEW addiction collecting all things Joe R. Lansdale, and sometimes if I remember I will buy food. SKSM: When did you make Here There Be Tygers? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? James Cochrane: We filmed Tygers over 3 days [...]

Jim Gonis; April 9, 2004

5 juni 2015
He is the man behind The lawnmower man Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Jim Gonis: I'm originally from New York; I was a film student at NYU when I made "Lawnmower Man." I moved to Los Angeles a few years later to be a screenwriter. For the past eight years I've been working at Playboy in a department called Playmate Promotions, which is like model booking. However, I'm still writing. I became a King fan in 1980 when I read "The Stand," it's may favorite novel and I've read it four times. SKSM: When did you make The Lawnmower Man? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Jim Gonis: The film was shot in 1985 but I didn't manage to finish it until after graduation. It was for an undergraduate class called "Junior Narrative." [...]

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