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Edgar Michael Bravo
2013, 82m, drama, sci-fi, thriller
In Every World... There Is Only One Like Him.
An original sci-fi, drama MONSTER KILLER is the story of of Andrew, a 155-year-old slave from the Civil War era seeks to escape pain and live forever by taking the life force of serial killers he murders while also having to kill the one person he loves as each year passes.
He saves the life of an 18-year-old boy from certain death, pulling him into another world where he was never born and begins teaching him how to survive. Their journey will decide if both will be free to live forever or risk their lives to save inno
Produced by: John Paul Rice
Cast: Phillip Timothy Gay, Marc Maynon, Tammie Smalls, Katelynn Dubow
9 questions with Monster Killer director, Edgar Michael Bravo at the half-way mark.
Saturday, March 5th, 2016
1Hi Edgar! What was the initial seed that made you want to make this film? I had been reading about alternative universes and I wondered what would happen if someone was able to slip in and out of those different worlds.
2How did you find your cast/crew? We posted on websites like LACasting, NowCasting, Mandy that let interested crew and cast know to apply.
3The concept behind this is a very scary one, almost like Alzheimers but in reverse. What if everyone you know forgot about you? How did you come up with that idea? I had been reading about quantum theories and possibilities of multiple universes and that led to what if a person could slip from one universe to another where he never existed.
4What's the biggest thing you learned from making this film? From a technical point of view, that using 2 cameras can speed up the shooting and give you more footage for editing. From a creative point, that no matter how complicated the plot you still have to care for the main characters.
5What's the film that made you want to become a filmmaker? ‘Being There’ by Hal Ashby
6Which filmmaker has a career that you admire and why? Scorsese, for tackling difficult subject matter and making some of the most memorable films ever.
7You and your producer (John Paul Rice) have frequently worked together. How did you two meet and why do you like working together? John and I met in Atlanta where I was doing pre-production for a feature. When he moved to Los Angeles, he worked on a film with me. I quickly saw his talent for finding up and coming actors. He knows story and never holds back his thoughts when it doesn’t work. He works extremely hard and very easy to get along with.
8You've made a number of features now, both before and after the internet completely changed distribution. What are your thoughts on the current state of indie film? The state of indie film is incredible. Features can be made more easily but the distribution has become more difficult. I think this will create a situation where only those filmmakers who are totally dedicated to their story will survive.
9What's next? We are in post-production on ‘A Young Man’s Future’ a dramatic story about two college students who fall in love one year before graduation and have bright futures ahead until one of them develops schizophrenia.
I am now writing an untitled love story that we hope to film in 2017.
About the Interviewer: Ben Hicks
Ben Hicks is a writer/director and co-founder of Fandependent Films. Ben is currently working on making Fandependent Films awesome and is finishing up his first feature film entitled Kids Go Free to Fun Fun Time which was selected for the 2017 IFP Narrative Lab.
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