Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.
Jamie McRoberts is an independent film director out of North Carolina, from Mutantville Productions, with numerous shorts and feature films under her belt, including G.H.O.S.T. and Tales from Mutantville. He also has a film series called Muticia's Movie Morgue. The second edition is set to appears at the Mad Monster Party Film Festival in Charlotte, North Caroline in late March of 2014 along with his long in production feature C for Chaos. Each year, for the past three years, Jamie has been the program director for the Film Festival featured at the Mad Monster Party horror convention where he has featured films such as Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut (the ultimate director's cut of Nightbreed) and Maniac along with dozens of shorts films and independent features.
Jamie joins Doc on episode 3 of the Future of Horror to delve into the world of Horror Film Festivals. What does it take to get your film noticed. What do you need to do to capture the attention of the busy, frantic convention audience. How do you stand out. Jamie brings a number of guidelines and helpful hints in what to do and what not to do when your film appears at a Film Festival. He shares insight into the selection process and how to pay attention to the feedback received from fellow filmmakers, audience members and professionals. For Jamie, the most influential feedback came from George Romero when the famous director sat on a review board in North Carolina judging many independent films including an early entry from Jamie himself.
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