Welcome to another podcast, this time with feature film maker and international sales agent, Julian Richards, about his latest feature film ‘Summer Scars’. As part of this pocdcast, Julian has been kind enough to share the script with us, so you can read the script and then watch the film (this screenplay was written in MS Word and lead to problems with the timing, something Julian talks about in the podcast – it is also the shooting script, and therefore different to the final edit – this is why it is a valuable exercise to read the script, watch the film an compare the two, asking why some scenes were dropped, cut or modified, and why new scenes may have been added).
You can listen to the podcast with the player here, or download the MP3 and play on your iPod here.
The story is based on a terrifying summer day in Julians childhood. Along with his friends, he was terrorised in the woods by a older stranger… It’s kind of social realist hoodie horror. The film was made for under £150k and shot on the Panasonic Vericam.
This interview follows on from the one I did a few years back in the last Guerilla Film Makers Handbook, about his micro budget break out success, ‘The Last Horror Movie’. You can read that full interview in the Guerilla Film Makers Handbook (you can buy it here direct form us and get it signed) or you can download Julians interview as a PDF here. Remember the book is 700 pages long, so there is so much more to learn that the goodies from this one interview.
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Onwards and upwards
Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author