He is the man behind One for the Road Dollar Baby Film.
SKSM: May you introduce yourself to our readers? Who are you and what do you do?
Joshua Brucker: I’m Joshua Brucker, screen writer and director this adaptation of One for the Road.
SKSM: How would you decide that shoot movies was your mission?
Joshua Brucker: I’ve been a fan of horror films since I was a small child. That feeling you feel in your stomach, that fear, it’s very overwhelming but exciting at the same time. I knew one day that I wanted to do that very same thing. I wanted to pass that on and maybe help influence someone else one day as well.
SKSM: Who would be involved into this project?
Joshua Brucker: We’ve gone back to the drawing board numerous times, we’ve had to ask for extensions to the Dollar Baby Contract. It’s not something that must be rushed. At this present moment, we still have Lance Henriksen attached to play an older Booth.
SKSM: Could you tell our readers the status of One for the Road or some updates?
Joshua Brucker: We’re in the process of securing an alternative filming location. We settle early in Minnesota but we’ve decided that it presents a number of issues that would consume too much of our budget. As soon as we settle on a location, we’ll begin scouting particular shooting áreas, then move into recasting a few minor roles and so on.
SKSM: How come you picked One for the Road to develop into a movie? What is it in the story that you like so much?
Joshua Brucker: The first Stephen King book I read was Night Shift. I think I bought it at a garage sale for a quarter or something like that. I still have that copy to this day. It’s beaten up but it reminds me of where I come from. One for the Road was the very first story I read from that collection. I feel connected to it, almost called to do it.
SKSM: Did you know that this story has already been filmed as Dollar Baby? Have you seen any of these adaptations? If so, what do you think about it?
Joshua Brucker: I’m aware of the others and I’ve only seen one. I think they did a decent job. We took a different approach to the story that I think separates it from just a copy and paste adaptation.
SKSM: Are you a Stephen King fan? If so, which are your favorite works and adaptations?
Joshua Brucker: Big Stephen King fan. As I said before, Night Shift was a masterpiece and it opened the flood gates for me. I was a child of horror from that moment on.
SKSM: How did you find out that King sold the movie rights to some of his stories for just $1?
Joshua Brucker: I was listening to a podcast that reviewed Stephen King novels and they were working their way through Night Shift and of course, they began speaking of the first Dollar Baby deals. That influenced me to do more research.
SKSM: What are you working nowadays?
Joshua Brucker: I’ve got a few projects on my plate right now. We are securing the location for One for the Road, I’m writing a few other scripts that I hold pretty dear, and I’m also in the process of developing another short – this one I’m keeping to myself for some time, I feel it has a lot of potential.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Joshua Brucker: Everyone who knows me knows I’m a massive horror movie nerd. But my all time favorite movie isn’t a horror film, it’s actually The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I’m a sucker for romantic and dramatic themes.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to our readers?
Joshua Brucker: Just follow your passions. I haven’t quite made it to where I want to be, but you’ll never get there unless you try. Do what you love and love what you do. That’s where happiness is.
SKSM: Would you like to add something else to this interview?
Joshua Brucker: That’s it Oscar! Thanks for the questions!