SKSM: May you introduce yourself to our readers?
James Moorer: My name is James Moorer, I’m originally from Cleveland, Ohio and I live and work in Los Angeles as a Screenwriter and Producer. Oh, and I love pancakes.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become a producer?
James Moorer: I’ve always been interested in producing and finally jumped in a a few years aago and worked on a short called Deathdate with Nicole Jones-Dion. It was a rewarding experience and got me on the road to becoming a producer.
SKSM: How did you become involved in ‘In the Deathroom‘ Dollar Baby film?
James Moorer: Nicole Jones-Dion and I have worked on a number of projects over the years and when I decided to launch my own production company, Nicole graciously offered me the chance to co-produce In the Deathroom with her.
SKSM: Can you tell us about your work in the film?
James Moorer: I was very excited to be working on a film base don a Stephen King story which gave me the opportunity to not only test my skills but learn even more. I handled a number of duties both in pre and post production and even assisted in making sure the cast and crew had everything they needed for a successful shoot. In short I wore many hats.
SKSM: What was it like to work with Nicole Jones-Dion on this film?
James Moorer: What I love best about working with Nicole is that she challenges you to step outside of your comfort zone, discover that you’re good at something you didn’t know know you were good at. Nicole is very detailed and that helped me learn so much about producing and running a successful crew.
SKSM: Was there any funny things that happened while filming (Bloopers, etc)?
James Moorer: It wasn’t as much funny as it was spooky. As we were wrapping up one of our shoot days in a remote location, the sunset started a Little sooner than we expected and by the time we got packed for day, we were driving on some realy creepy and dark roads with no lights. It was like we were in another world.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
James Moorer: I’ve been a fan for a very long time and still get scared every time I watch the original tv versión of Salem’s Lot. My wife also enjoys his books and I buy her a new every time they come out.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
James Moorer: Covid has brought a lot of plans to a standstill but I have been working on a new short that will be an homage to Rod Serling with a social message. I’ve also completed my fifth tv pilot I’ve written during the pandemic.
SKSM: What one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
James Moorer: My love for pancakes is legendary. I am the self-proclaimed authority on great pancake spots in the San Fernando valley. People send me syrup from across the US and Canada.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Something you’d like to tell our readers?
James Moorer: I am very honored to have been a part of the In the Deathroom team and encourage filmmakers of every age to follow your dream and let no one tell you that you can’t do it. Live your dream and be epic!