We've talked about your movie Agoraphobia
quite extensively before, so could you give us a quick run-down - what is
it about, and what can you tell us about your approach to the story, the cast and the shoot?
film is about an agoraphobic who
inherits her father's house in a remote part of the Florida Keys, but
after she moves in, she starts experiencing all sorts of paranormal
activity. Unfortunately, due to her illness, everyone thinks she is just
imagining things. So sheís trapped inside her
home with this entity.
it has only just been released, Agoraphobia
has played quite a few festivals - so what can you tell us about audience
and critical reception of your movie?
had a great festival run. We played at festivals all over the US and
Europe, and even won Best Feature at Freak Show Horror Film Festival. The
film was actually released all over the world back in 2015 and 2016.
Iíve even watched it in Russian, which was a lot of fun.
So what led to the
long delay in releasing Agoraphobia?
was supposed to be released in the US in 2015, but due to some issues,
the distribution contract was canceled. Then, unfortunately, it was
released without our authorization. We had to file a lawsuit in federal
court, and the litigation process took four years.
Itís been a long and
stressful ordeal, but Iím very glad that we were finally able to
settle it amicably.
are some lessons you've learned from the whole process and would like to
share with other indie filmmakers?
to make movies? LOL.
you have investors, cast and crew depending on you, you have a duty to see
it through to the end. Honestly, if it had just been me who was affected,
I wouldnít have fought as hard as I did.
All that said, where
can Agoraphobia be
available to rent or buy on Amazon right now. Itís
also streaming on the Binge Horror Channel on RokuTV, and itíll be
available on TubiTV very soon.
after all these years, how happy are you still with it, from merely a director's
point of view who has a few more movies under her belt since?
will be a harsher critic than yourself. Even back then, I wished that I
had more time, more money, and more resources to make it just as I
imagined. But, to this day, I still love the story and love the experience
I had making it.
Any future projects you'd like to share?
just finished a film that we shot last year during the lockdown. Itís
not about the pandemic, but it was written, and was filmed , with all the
social distancing precautions. You can watch the trailer at
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