Shriekfest Independent Horror Film Festival



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This month Festival Director Denise Gossett spoke with Ian Truitner, director of 2016 Official Selection "Teleios".

DG: What is your name and company URL?

IT: Ian Truitner, Thousand Mile Media

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DG: What is your specialty...filmmaking or screenwriting?

IT: Writing and directing

DG: What are you currently working on?

IT: Promoting Teleios, which is being released in the U.K. and Japan in the next couple months, plus screening at the New York Science Fiction Film Festival, Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival and Galactic Film Festival.

DG: Wow! You've been busy! Congrats! Who do you consider your mentor and why?

IT: I don't have a mentor in the traditional sense, but there have been many people who have helped and inspired me on my journey as a filmmaker.

DG: Why do you think the horror/sci-fi genres have such a large following?

IT: Because Sci-Fi expands the imagination in ways no other genre can.

DG: What do you love most about this business?

IT: Limitless possibility

DG: That is so very true! What do you dislike most about this business?

IT: Continual derivative work at the studio level. It's like Hollywood has run out of ideas.

DG: I hear ya! It is so frustrating. They need to take a closer look at filmmakers like you! What career accomplishment are you most proud of?

IT: My last film, Teleios, which was too ambitious for its own good, but we pulled it off.

DG: Yes, you did! It's a lovely film! Any advice you'd like to give newbies?

IT: Put in at least 10 years of hard work before expecting anything of significance to happen.

DG: Anything else you'd like to say?

IT: Don't just follow your dreams, but follow your nightmares too. They are probably more interesting.

DG: LOL I agree! Thank you Ian! It was great chatting! Good luck at the screenings!

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