Meet the Filmmakers: Alex Cerveny and Garrus Grimble, “The Dead Man’s Fear”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
A&G: Filmmaking is something we have wanted to do since childhood. We officially started making a go of it about a year ago, but have been developing the stories we wanted to tell for years. After we finished our first project, we just couldn’t stop.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
A&G: Our short is set in a fantasy world of our own imagining. It is only the first part of a much larger story that will take us quite a while to finish. It has only been screened privately for cast and crew, so this is it’s first public showing. We have an indiegogo campaign up right now to raise enough money for the feature. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-dead-man-s-fear-fantasy-horror#/

Q: What else are you working on?
A&G: We have a multitude of other projects in the works right now, most of which revolve around this story. We plan on releasing a number of other shorts to herald the feature film. Each short will focus on one of the characters from the film and set their place for the feature.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
A&G: Well, we prefer to keep a dark, contrasted look to our projects. We shot DMF all by firelight and a couple other projects have a similar look. In the end, we just favor heavy contrast and stylistic footage. Combine that with a fantasy setting and we just can’t help but love it. I suppose that idea isn’t too weird at a glance, but it definitely isn’t terribly common.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
A&G: They can visit our youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqlD64kauI9SZMh30XmZCEg

or our indiegogo at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-dead-man-s-fear-fantasy-horror#/

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
A&G: We have wanted to show a film at the EFP since we found out about it a couple years ago. The community is fantastic and the EFP is a perfect outlet for “unknowns” like us to show our work to an audience that legitimately cares about film. This is our first showing at the EFP but we are excited to hear what people have to say about our work.

The Dead Man’s Fear will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, April 19th at The Bug Theatre.