January 6

Episode 42 – Juan Ortiz

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New Horror Express
New Horror Express
Episode 42 - Juan Ortiz
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NHE host Scott Murphy chats to director Juan Ortiz about his second feature “Fingers,” which we talked about after its European premiere at Frightfest back in August, his experience of which we talk a little bit about in our conversation.

In the interview, Juan tells us all about the origins of the movie, the picture’s lengthy development, and how his script evolved over that process. Also, some of the reactions he received from actors to the movie’s oddball story. There is also some discussion about whether Juan set out to make a strange film or whether this is just naturally the type of story that he wants to tell. He also speaks to us about if he is fed up with the movie being so frequently compared to “The Greasy Strangler.”

Away from the movie Juan talks about his directorial influences, the difficulties of getting any indie flick made and how his next projects are going to be very, very different from “Fingers.”

You can watch the “Fingers” trailer here


Tags

Black Comedy, Crime, Fingers, Frightfest, Horror, Indie, Jeremy Gardner, Juan Ortiz, Michael Richardson, Michael St. Michaels, Sabina Friedman-Seitz, Stan Madray, Surreal


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