What is your name, company name, and URL?
My name is Dave Bundtzen. My company is Flix Digital. All of my horror short films are available at my YouTube Channel Flix Horror
What is your specialty: filmmaking or screenwriting? If filmmaking, which aspects?
I am a writer, producer and director.
What are you currently working on?
I am prepping a new horror short film titled Widow Maker. I hope to premiere it at Shriekfest next year.
Nice! Who do you consider your mentor and why?
I have had many mentors over the years so I could not name just one. I find that mentors suddenly become available at the exact point I need them. It’s funny but it has happened time and time again. I am always so thankful for their guidance and insight.
I love that! Why do you think the horror/sci-fi genres have such a large following?
I think of all genres horror has always been considered the red headed step child. Films in the past have been done for lower budgets and without major star power. Film critics usually dislike horror films as a rule. Yet the audience over the years accepts this and loves them. The audience for horror is very passionate. This is why I love it so much too. I have made other genre films, from comedy, drama etc, but horror is always the most fun and I love to watch the films with an audience.
What do you love most about this business?
Making the impossible happen. Creating a story in your head and then down the road seeing it play with an audience is an amazing experience. I love it.
What do you dislike most about this business?
Egos. I am not a fan. I try to work with cast and crew that leave their egos at the door. Egos just get in the way of the process for me.
What career accomplishment are you most proud of?
I have built my career on always learning, being a good person, working hard and having fun while doing it all.
Any advice you'd like to give to newbies?
We are in the best stage ever to be a filmmaker. Make movies often and post them for feedback. You will be amazed by what you can learn and the vast audience that you can reach.
Anything else you'd like to say?
I want to thank Shriekfest for the amazing opportunities it has brought to me. I am so thankful that I have been a part of the festival. Thank you!
Dave, the pleasure is all mine! Thank you for chatting!