July 4, 2018 Episode 220 - Marc V Price (Making Nightshooters)

Marc Price is writer, director, camera operator, editor & producer of COLIN, which was internationally renowned for its minuscule production budget and became known as the ‘£45/$70 feature film’. Told entirely from the perspective of a sympathetic zombie, COLIN received a wealth of critical acclaim and screened at the Cannes Film Festival as well as Raindance, Frightfest and Sitges. COLIN was even praised in a recent GQ interview by Martin Scorsese who called it "Savage, with an energy that takes the zombie idea to another level".
Marc performed similar duties on his second feature "Magpie", which was released theatrically in the US last summer. Marc has also directed bumpers and shorts for Film 4's Frightfest and is currently developing 2 television series with Lime Pictures and E4 along with a zombie-based show for CBBC and PBS through MopMedia. He has recently completed production on two features this year. An action thriller Nightshooters (distributor, Ascendant Releasing) and western Fistful of Lead (distributor, Sony US). Marc occasionally works with the BFI Education Department, passing on his experience as a low budget film maker and often inviting students to work on various film projects.

In this episode we chat about Star Wars, getting fired from productions, his new films Nightshooters & Fistful of Lead, and tons more!

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Show Notes

[00:02:46] - Intro

[00:03:54] - Star Wars

[00:14:55] - Marc's Star Wars Spin-Off Pitch

[00:19:29] - Colin - Colin is bitten by a zombie; he dies and returns as one of the undead. We follow him as he wanders through suburbia during the throes of a cadaverous apocalypse. Through his encounters with objects, places and people, we learn who Colin was and more pertinently, what he has now become. Including a broad daylight zombie versus human street battle, an epic housebound siege and bags of gore. Colin is the must see Zombie phenomenon.

"It was savage. It had an energy that took the zombie idea to another level. Really interesting filmmaking. Disturbing." - Martin Scorsese

[00:21:18] - The Battery - is a 2012 American independent drama horror film and the directorial debut of Jeremy Gardner. The film stars Gardner and co-producer Adam Cronheim as two former baseball players trying to survive a zombie apocalypse. The film premiered at the Telluride Horror Show in October 2012 and received a video-on-demand release June 4, 2013. It has won audience awards at several international film festivals.

[00:21:59] - GoodBadFlicks - Movies, games, and the occasional editorial. 

[00:23:38] - Too many swear words

[00:26:26] - Marc envisions his last days

[00:29:47] - Did Colin open any doors for you? 

[00:31:34] - Magpie

[00:33:39] - Getting fired from a Production

[00:39:36] - Marc's importance of getting young people onto film sets

[00:43:19] - Nightshooters - A film crew led by stuntman Donnie come to witness a Gangland hit, and have to fight for their lives to survive the night.

[00:50:39] - Being Open on Set
[00:57:02] - Getting people to see your movie
[01:03:11] - Trailers
[01:05:27] - A Fistful of Lead - Seven of the West's most infamous outlaws assemble to steal the largest stash of gold in North America's frontier history, from the most corrupt bank in the most corrupt settlement.
[01:14:48] - Making films
[01:18:50] - Just make Movies
[01:20:43] - Parting Thoughts


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