An Artist and a Subject. The Artist wants to create his masterpiece; The Subject doesn’t want to die.
Key People (e.g. cast, crew, etc.):
Director/Writer – Stuart Valberg
Producers – Sania Jhankar, Joan Cassin, Matt Dorris, Leslie Risak
Cast – Pascal Yen-Pfister, Max Rhyser
DP – David Kruta
Why did you decide to submit to FirstGlance?
While doing submission research I was looking for festivals specifically interested in Horror projects. I also used to live in Philadelphia so FirstGlance jumped out. After looking further into the festival’s history and what they we’re looking for, it seemed like it would be a good match.
Will someone from your team be attending FirstGlance?
Myself and the DP are attempting to attend.
What is something you feel is important for our readers to know about your film?
It’s a personal passion project. I make a living working on other people’s films so every time I get to make one for myself it’s a special experience. I want the cast, crew and audience to have fun while working on and watching the short.
What should viewers expect from your film?
They should expect a slightly unconventional take on a familiar genre.
Do you have any production stories our readers might enjoy?
We shot in a building that was under renovation in Western Massachusetts with a crew that was from both New York and Boston. We’d previously scouted locations in both of those cities and were having trouble finding places that were affordable and worked logistically. The Director of Photography is from Western Massachusetts and convinced me to look at this building in his home town. Originally I didn’t want to shoot there because we’d have to deal with the complication of transportation and housing for the cast and crew staying on location. When scouting in Western MA I was hoping I wouldn’t like the building. After seeing it I thought, ‘crap, I love it’. In the end we made it work but I’ve never been so disappointed I liked a location before.
What are you looking forward to most at FirstGlance?
Seeing everyone else’s work at the festival and having the experience of showing Megrim to an audience.
What day and time is your film playing at FirstGlance?
Sunday Night at the Closing Night Screening. 7:45PM. Hope to see everyone there!
Where can our readers find more information about your film?
Megrim has just started it’s festival run so we’re still building a website for it. The trailer can be seen on FirstGlance’s YouTube channel.
Check out the trailer and come out for the screening!
For more information on the FirstGlance Film Festival, or to buy tickets, visit their website.