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Maciej Barczewski – June 17, 2017

17 juni 201717 juni 2017
He is the man behind My pretty pony Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Maciej Barczewski: Hi, I’m a director and producer affiliated with Gdynia Film School in Poland. A lawyer by training, I also teach copyright and media law in Europe and the US. 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? Maciej Barczewski: We shot it in the summer of 2016. The whole shoot lasted almost 10 days. We intended to make it in 7 days, but the frivolous weather rendered that goal impossible. The budget was ultra-low, not more than 15.000 dollars. Yet, thanks to the efforts and combined talents of our whole film crew, one of the professionals who saw the final cut estimated that we had to spend more [...]

David Merriman – June 12, 2017

12 juni 201712 juni 2017
He is the man behind Popsy Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what David Merriman: My name is David Merriman and I own a small company called dmi videos. We do everything from commercials to music videos. I spend as much time as possible writing scripts and working on my own documentary projects and short films. 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? David Merriman: I made "Popsy" in oct of 2015. I shot it over 3 days in Birmingham Alabama. A documentary I had made in Alabama had got a lot of press and done quite well at a film festival there, as a result I got a great cast and crew who all worked on the project for free! I edited the film myself and called in some favours on the colour grade and mix so the [...]

Joe Kowalski – June 7, 2017

7 juni 20177 juni 2017
He is the man behind I am the doorway Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Joe Kowalski: My name is Joe Kowalski and I’m an independent filmmaker hailing from Cleveland. I’ve directed four films, about 300 Internet shorts, and countless commercials and promotional materials. I also do a lot of freelance work and co-host a podcast that’s been going on for over 70 episodes. SKSM: When did you make I am the doorway? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Joe Kowalski: We made it at the end of last year (2016). The production was fairly straightforward. I was working on a film called Prism at the time that we were introducing in a film festival event because it was only half an hour long. We were still looking to fill our [...]

Irina Lord – June 5, 2017

5 juni 20175 juni 2017
She is the woman behind My pretty lover Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Irina Lord: My name is Irina, I am 23 years old and I was born in Romania. I moved to the UK when I was 19 to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of Oxford. I now live in Canada, Vancouver to be more precise where I am working towards my Master’s degree. I am a filmmaker and a visual artist. I think over the years I’ve become a sort of nomad. I have a hard time pinpointing where my home is, since my family is currently spread over 3 continents. I guess I move around a lot and this has influenced my work: my characters are displaced and universal, never tied down in time or space. SKSM: When did you make My pretty lover? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did [...]

Dave Brock – May 29, 2017

29 mei 201729 mei 2017
He is the man behind The woman in the room Dollar Baby Film. SKSM: Could you start with thellin me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do? Dave Brock: My name’s Dave Brock and I’m currently a Professor at West Virginia State University in Charleston, WV, USA. I’ve taught Film Production, Screenwriting, and pretty much anything else they assign me. This fall, I’ll be teaching English Composition. SKSM: When did you make The woman in the room? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it? Dave Brock: We made THE WOMAN IN THE ROOM in the Spring of 2016. I actually created a class in which students received course credit for working on it. We set a bit of a challenge for ourselves in that we wanted to see if we could do EVERYTHING within a standard, 16-week semester (fundraising, scheduling, [...]

Vanessa Ionta Wright – May 25, 2017

25 mei 201725 mei 2017
She is the woman 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? 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 Dead man's hand Dollar Baby Film. 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 his 11 screenwriters to draft a [...]

Alex von Hofmann – May 23, 2017

23 mei 201723 mei 2017
He is the man behind Graduation afternoon Dollar Baby Film. 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 [...]

Tim Southam – November 12, 2010

5 juni 20155 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 ! [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Interviews

  • Maciej Barczewski – June 17, 2017
    17 juni 2017
  • David Merriman – June 12, 2017
    12 juni 2017
  • Joe Kowalski – June 7, 2017
    7 juni 2017
  • Irina Lord – June 5, 2017
    5 juni 2017
  • Dave Brock – May 29, 2017
    29 mei 2017
  • Vanessa Ionta Wright – May 25, 2017
    25 mei 2017
  • Star Victoria – May 24, 2017
    24 mei 2017
  • Alex von Hofmann – May 23, 2017
    23 mei 2017
  • Tim Southam – November 12, 2010
    5 juni 2015
  • John Harrison – June 7, 2010