Shriekfest Independent Horror Film Festival



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This month Festival Director Denise Gossett spoke with Nate Barlow, co-director of 2004's Best SciFi Feature film "Tales From Beyond"!

DG: What is your name and company URL?

NB: Nate Barlow, Lowbar Productions

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

NB: Both! But of late I’ve mostly been screenwriting. As a filmmaker I am a director, producer, and actor.

DG: Wow, that's a lot of hyphenates! What are you currently working on?

NB: A Western biopic

DG: Cool! Who do you consider your mentor and why?

NB: Leslie Belzberg. I was her assistant and she still is a sounding board for me.

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

NB: They tap into visceral emotions and take us to other worlds.

DG: What do you love most about this business?

NB: The combination of creativity, technology, and business.

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

NB: It’s so difficult to get any film made, we never get to make as many as we like.

DG: I hear ya! It is frustrating. What career accomplishment are you most proud of?

NB: Having the opportunity to see myself on the Chinese Theatre screen, and having my first film distributed.

DG: I love that! Any advice you'd like to give newbies?

NB: Always keep plugging away!

DG: Yes! Anything else you'd like to say?

NB: Enjoy the ride!

DG: I agree! Thank you Nate! It was great chatting!

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