Eps 1- Networking Your First Script – Screenwriter Mike Joy – Dead Afterlife
Welcome to the first episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sister podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.
Mike Joy is set to film his first horror script Dead Afterlife. He has a producer behind the film and a director attached. Funding is being secured along with numerous crownfunding campaigns. The film is well on track to begin shooting sometime in the next 12 months. Mike joins Doc to recount what it has taken thus far to realize his dream of becoming a screenwriter and getting his film to the screen. He reveals how key networking was to his success, how believing in your script and sharing it with those you trust led him on a remarkable journey.
Just to give you an idea of what is in store for Mike Joy’s Dead Afterlife, take a look at the cast. Bill Oberst Jr. (Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies, Children of Sorrow, Circus of the Dead) stars as the antagonist while Andy (Grimm, Alien Rising) Gates lands the lead role as Donald Conlee. Supporting roles go to such famous names as Michael Berryman, Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley and Austin Idol. Jared (12/12/12, Alantic Rim) Cohn is set to direct.
You can find out more about Dead Afterlive on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DEADafterlife
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