Just the other day we showed you the new FOUNDERS DAY concept trailer, and since then we’ve had the chance to chat with writer/director Erik C Bloomquist about his upcoming horror film.
Jonny Dead: What is your ultimate vision for FOUNDERS DAY?
Jonny: You’re known right now for your short film MIDNIGHT BREW and for writing LAUNDRY NIGHT. What have you learned from those that you’re taking into the creation of FOUNDERS DAY?
Jonny: Where do you take your influence from? Are there other films that inspire you?
Erik: I get inspired by locations, funny things I overhear people say, and a ton of other works of art. So many things can serve as a catalyst for the creative process. My eclectic mix of favorite films are ones that I think are really intelligent and a fully satisfying experience. They include Scream, Forrest Gump, (500) Days of Summer, Titanic, Argo, Crash, Sinister, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Dark Knight, Crazy, Stupid Love, Cry_Wolf, Fright Night, and a bunch of others.
Jonny: What is it like working on an elaborate concept trailer before you’ve begun work on the actual film?
Erik: Amazing. Exhausting. Humbling. Like I said earlier, being able to infuse the world of the movie with life is such a fantastic experience. It takes a ton of work, but it was always exhilarating. I’m so grateful to everyone that helped me create this trailer. The point was never to imply what Founders Day might be. It was to show what Founders Day already is. Getting the chance to make that happen was a dream come true.
Jonny: What are you most excited about in the production of FOUNDERS DAY?
Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for future updates on FOUNDERS DAY! Until then, you can watch LAUNDRY NIGHT here.
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