How did the concept of Being come about?
Obviously, I think most independent screenwriters set out to try and write a truly unique film that they themselves would really like to experience. I didn't have to look too far to find an extremely scary concept for BEING. The entire world is filled with mass murderers that are killing each other over their individual systems of belief. If you are a fan of the horror genre, just turn on The News!
What was your reaction to having horror icon Lance Henriksen come aboard the project?
I remember the moment when we found out that Lance loved the script and was interested in coming aboard. Our entire team are huge fans of his and we were all so elated that we had a chance to work with such an amazing talent. But what we didn't know yet was that we were also about to meet one of the amazing individuals on Earth. Now we know. What an awesome dude!
Being deals with possible alien life forms, what will set it apart from other alien style films?
That is a great question. It is not a sensational idea that there is other energy and life in the Cosmos. The only thing bigger than billions of galaxies is an egomaniacal talking monkey that has all the answers.
I hope what sets BEING apart from other alien style films is that it is not an alien style film at all.
Have you always been a fan of horror?
I saw The Exorcist when I was six years old. I burst into tears and have been a huge horror fan ever since.
What made you decide to choose crowdfunding as opposed to other traditional methods of financing a film?
The amount of time you have to spend wading through investment leads that are people that just like the sound of their own voice.
What advice do you have for other filmmakers trying to get their film made?
Setbacks are not setbacks. They are development. Keep moving forward. Also, do not pursue investors that give you a "maybe". Get a "No", and move on:)
What is your next project?
We have numerous projects lined up. ADAM (drama/horror), RISE TO GLORY (martial arts/drama), ALIGNING THE STARS (romantic comedy), GRADUATION (comedy). And others! Treatments are available upon request!
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