The Twentieth FrightFest is here so obviously our exclusive interview feature Five FrightFest Facts From… is back with a vengeance. Below we hear from Fredi Nwaka director of ARE WE DEAD YET and you can read more FrightFest Facts from 2019 and beyond by clicking HERE.
1. Tell us about your film?
Are We DEAD yet is a comedy horror heist or that’s what I like to call it. It’s my debut feature film and I thought I’d try do something that hasn’t really been done before. Take some seasoned actors, some internet personalities, a bunch of musicians, a couple non- actors and throw them all into the mix and let’s not forget write, direct and produce it myself and come up with something original. It tells the story of 5 have a go criminals who bite off more then they can chew when they burgal a house but end up in an old haunted castle to take refuge from the police.
2. How did you get into making horror movies?
I’ve made several award winning shorts but this is my first feature film and my first horror. I have a number of horror projects pending… just looking for funding at the moment so watch this space.
3. What film would you like to see screened at Frightfest and why?
My next movie but you will have to wait til 2020 and this will be a straight up horror in the traditional sense.
4. If you could create your own award to give out at Frightfest what would it be and why?
I’d create the ‘THEY SAID I COULDN’T DO IT ‘ award coz when I started Are We Dead Yet many said I wouldn’t be able to do it. I wrote, directed and produced the film with no training and very little experience. Course I made a bunch of mistakes and learnt alot but most importantly I did it and guess what… ita screening at Frightfest so I’ve proved a few people wrong.
5. If your life was made into a horror film what would it be called and who would play the starring role?
Hmmmm…. that’s a hard one. I’d call it BOY and it would tell the story of a young black boy who was fostered and then went on to…. actually… that’s a good idea. I’m gonna hold that thought.
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