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An Interview with James Christopher, Director of Abram's Hand

by Mike Haberfelner

February 2013

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Your movie Abram's Hand - in a few words, what is it about?

 

Abram's Hand is a movie about the effects of extremism in American culture.

 

Your movie makes quite a statement about organized religion gone bad - your personal thoughts about the subject? And do you consider yourself at all a religious person?

 

I am religious and I don't think this film is anti religion at all. It's anti group think and anti-intolerance. We're looking at the dangers of intolerance. Some people, namely the Westboro Baptist Church, make their money spreading hate speech. Well, we simply took what they did and moved it a step further.

 

On the other hand, Abram's Hand plays like a classic slasher movie - a favourite genre of yours, and some of your genre favourites?

 

I am a fan of that genre! For me, it begins and ends with Carpenter's Halloween. It changed cinema.

 

What were your inspirations when writing Abram's Hand?

 

Well, I'm a former soldier. And you know, those guys are protesting soldiers funerals and stuff. And I thought, we need to have another voice out there being counter to those morons.

 

How would you describe your directorial effort?

 

It was a very different film, not just for me, but for our crew. We normally are doing movies that focus on the micro, more relationship stuff. So this was a stretch. And it was tough to keep the emotions high, particularly at the end of the film We accomplished this by basically living in the woods together. We really bonded and it became a true team effort.

 

In Abram's Hand, some of the scenes of violence happen off-screen - was this a narrative, an aesthetic or merely a budgetary decision? And what can you tell us about your movie's on-screen gore scenes (since there are still quite a few)?

 

No, it was intentional. We wanted it to be a snowball effect. Start it off slowly and then punch the audience in the face.

 

You of course have to talk about your cast for a bit, and why exactly these people?

 

My cast was amazing. Mark McCarver really brings a sense of tragedy to the role. And Billy Kring as Delphus is so dark and matter of fact in his villainy. It plays very realistically.

 

Abram's Hand is mainly an outdoors-film. So what can you tell us about your locations, and what are the advantages and challenges of shooting out in the open? And what can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?

 

Well, we all lived outdoors for the film. So, on set it was very much an "all in" attitude. But yea, outdoors has its disadvantages. You have to fight the sun, the sound. But, particularly where we shot it, it's so foreboding shooting out in the brush. Out in God's country as it were.

 

What can you tell us about critical and audience reception of your movie so far?

 

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So, far it's been great. Audiences have been really creeped out and the films has gotten nothing but great reviews. It's playing one of my favorite film tests ever in April, the Bare Bones Film Festival in Oklahoma. Looking forward to getting it in front of one of the best indie film audiences out there.

 

Any future projects you'd like to talk about?

 

Yes sir, we start the XXXX Saga this month [James Christopher's XXXX interview - click here]. Two films at once. Go here for more info: www.indiegogo.com/xxxxmovie

 

Your/your movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?

 

facebook.com/abramshand

 

Anything else you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?

 

Thanks!

 

Thanks for the interview!

 

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