This past Sunday night, Indie Horror TV hosted a Director’s Chat with Eric Hollinshead, writer/director of the feature length horror film Hell Hole. Indie Horror TV hosts these Director’s Chats every weekend, and if you haven’t checked one out yet then you need to – they are a lot of fun. And not hide-a-rattlesnake-in-your-sister’s=closet kind of fun, either. Or maybe it’s exactly that kind of fun. I posted the chat below, so if you have time you should check it out.
Eric helped out with my short horror flick, May Hell Keep Her. I also shot and edited Eric’s short zombie film Rest In Peace. It was a hoot to make and it’s posted below for your enjoyment.
I thought Eric’s chat was particularly cool, and not just because he and I have worked and hung out together. Eric kept it interesting, explaining the challenges of making a no-budget film with a 6 day shooting schedule, relating stories from the set, telling us what he loves about making movies, and imparting the ever important lesson of always having something new in the works.
Also, somewhere in the interview he mentions that I’m a fantastic writer and director, and that right there should convince you that this guy knows what the hell he’s talking about! Or maybe it means that he needs electro-shock therapy and high doses of lithium. It’s definitely one of those two things.
So check out his short film Rest In Peace. It’s only about 6 or 7 minutes long. You might spot my wife, Renee, as the skinny dark haired zombie in the black dress at about 3:20, and in the behind scenes snippets after the credits she karate chops the camera. Renee also filled in for actress Josie Burgin Lawson, whom we did not want to kick into a grave, and so Renee got to wear her dress and got booted into the hole.
You can purchase Eric’s movie, Hell Hole, on DVD or via digital download here.