We are a husband and wife writing team crafting stories in the horror, mystery, thriller, and science fiction genres. If you enjoy feeling the adrenaline rush of terror washing over you as you are pulled into the depths of a mesmerizing tale, then you have come to the right place. Our novels, short stories and film provide this tantalizing escape. We hope to be scaring you soon.
What is the story behind the film?
The Plague Doctor, Lester Haywood is an original recently created horror character. Thought to be folklore from the American Old West, he seeks out those who doubt he exists. Non-believers transcend time and dimensions as Lester administers his warped sense of justice.
What should people take away, gain, realize after watching your film?
Our film is original horror that stays with you and haunts your thoughts long after seeing the film. We hope the audience will enjoy the sense of a chill running down their spine.
Do you think that films can change people for the better or for the worse?
Everything a person experiences impacts them, sometimes good, sometimes bad. Films generally are for entertainment. An escape from daily stress that hopefully results in a long-lasting effect on their lives.
What creation style did you use in the production of your project? What cameraman elements did you use?
Non-traditional style. Our film is composed of speaking and non-verbal communication and breaking the fourth wall by looking directly at the audience, pulling them into the world of Lester Haywood. Our cameraman, Bill Yeager, developed the 'Yeager Effect', that makes Lester Haywood appear as if he fluidly moves between our world and an alternate dimension.
How did you select actors for your project?
We asked our friends that expressed an interest in participating as an actor and helping with set/prop creation, cinematography and editing for our zero-budget film.
Why do you think your film should appeal to distributors?
The original character of Lester Haywood, The Plague Doctor and unique composition of our film.
At which festival has your film been screened?
TopShot International Film Festival, The Colorado Festival of Horror, Rocky Mountain Nightmares International Film Festival, Ethereal Frames Film and Art Awards, Tuesday of Horror, and International Horror Hotel.
How did your acquaintances react when they first saw the film?
Positively with comments of "right on" and "good job". We were happy no one asked us, "Did you fall and hit your head?"
If you could change something in your film, what would it be?
Smoother audio transition.
Which movies are your favorite and why?
'The Last House on the Left' (original from 1972) and 'The Legend of Hell House' (1973). 'The Last House on the Left' awakened me to the reality of horror, while the psychological horrific twists in 'The Legend of Hell House' sent chills down my spine.
What topics do you like to address in your stories?
Experiences of everyday life while tapping into deep rooted fears.
What is your motivation in making films?
To bring our original character, Lester Haywood, The Plague Doctor, to life.
Which contemporary filmmakers motivate you the most?
Jason Blum and Jason Pitts. Both inspired our style by delving into the twisted psychological aspect while not losing sight of the action to keep the story moving forward.
What projects do you plan to shoot in the future?
A full-length horror feature of The Plague Doctor, Lester Haywood. Currently our team is gathering resources to move forward with scripting and production. We are pitching a television series based on the short stories from our book "Normal Thoughts From A Strange Mind Volume I". We hope to be scaring you soon!