To start things off, can you introduce yourself to the readers?
Of course, I’m Carly. One of the partners in Resurrection Films.
How did you get your start in the film industry?
I was fortunate enough to sell an option for a science fiction feature screenplay to a UK based production company, shortly after that I wrote a short script which won an LA Based screenwriting competition which eventually ended up becoming Fragile Storm, starring the incredible Lance Henricksen.
From there I met my partners in crime and we set about getting our company formed and off the ground.
Can you tell us anything about the movies you have done?
Each one is a learning curve for me. Whether they work as originally envisioned, each one has created a lasting connection or friendship.
The Intruder was my first ever foray into the world of producing and I was fortunate to have the wonderfully talented Terri Dwyer playing the lead, we went on to eventually create and develop a science fiction tv show.
Imitation Of Life, a beautiful short led me to the amazing Kateliin Stack who we later collaborated with on The Dark Road.
Dark Winter was great fun to write because it started with a sinister council idea and we had to think on our feet a lot during filming. The post production was fascinating to me with that one also just seeing the elements of music and grading really adding to the atmosphere.
What do you consider to be the strongest element of your work?
I've developed a it of a reputation for twist endings. Some good, some bad and some utterly confusing!
Do you think you've changed as an Director/Producer since you first started?
Definitely. I don't have a lot of experience in directing, only one short and I didn't overly enjoy the process because I really don't have the skill for it but I've found myself enjoying producing a lot more.
It actually made me a better writer because I was able to work to a budget and start to develop stories with that in mind from the start.
What are some of your upcoming projects?
We are working on Room 19, a neo noir horror film. Simon says, which is a throwback to 80s slasher flicks.
Where can we found out more about you and your work?
Check out our website www.Resurrectionfilms.co.uk or follow us on Facebook (Resurrection Films, LLC and twitter @InsideRoom19. We're very open and honest about our journey so you'll see the good, the bad, the ugly and the fun all in one place! We alos just kicked off a Podcast exploring film noir and all things resurrection films called Speak Easy Noir!
What advice would you give to someone wanting to try a career in Director/Producer?
Just grab a camera and start making stuff or start writing. There's so much to learn and such a wide scope of ways you can get media out to the world now. The best way to learn is by doing it and making mistakes and learning how to work and progress from those.
If you could work with any Director/Producer who would they be and why?
Dead it would.... Alfred Hitchcock. Because... he’s the master!
Alive... Luc Besson. I studied his films in depth for a long time and I just cherish every single one. Leon is absolute perfection to me.
I have a few, Memento, Conflict, The African Queen and suprisingly Saw - I think it's just such a brilliant example of one location, miminal cast but brilliant concept horror we’ve seen exploding in recent years.
What is the last movie film you saw? What did you think of it?
The last horror movie I watched was A Haunting In Salem. You know what? I just love Asylum films, I really do. They are my guilty pleasure and this was no different!
The last movie I watched was Star Trek Into Darkness! I'm a sucker for space battles - what can I say?
Favorite country or place?
CANADA - Vancouver. It's my spiritual home. I love it there.
Did you know anything about sweden?
Yes! I have family there and I'm a big fan of the dark and twisted drama that comes from the talents residing there.
Anything else you want to mention?
Check us out on Amazon Prime and thank you so much for talking to me!