Want to Make a Horror Movie? Attend the Horror Film Boot Camp!

Want to Make a Horror Film?  Attend the Horror Film Boot Camp!Are you serious about wanting to write, direct, or produce a horror film but are having trouble putting your project together? Do you feel close to getting a horror film project going but are held back by gaps in your knowledge, skills, and connections? Then the Horror Film Boot Camp could be your ticket to success!

The Horror Film Boot Camp is coming May 7-9, 2010, to Albuquerque, New Mexico. It’s the world’s only training program dedicated exclusively to horror films – in one weekend, taught by experienced filmmakers.

Instructors announced so far include:

  • Writer and director Darren Lynn Bousman is one of the most successful horror filmmakers working today. He directed the three most popular installments of the Saw franchise – Saw II, III, and IV. Darren also directed the cult hit REPO! The Genetic Opera and the upcoming Mother’s Day starring Rebecca De Mornay.
  • Kurly Tlapoyawa is an actor, writer, stuntman, and the co-author of Direct Your Damn Movie, written with the legendary Lloyd Kaufman of Troma. Kurly has worked as a stuntman in films like Gamer and Crank: High Voltage and teaches courses on fight choreography.
  • Spooky Dan Walker has worked as a visual effects artist on over 50 TV and film projects including Final Destination 2 & 3 and Slither. He has a wide range of production experience including set building and makeup, and he’s also written for high profile horror websites like Dread Central and Bloody Disgusting.
  • Michael Emanuel is a successful commercial, TV, and film actor with credits including ER, and he’s also produced and sold a number of horror films. He was the lead actor in the acclaimed low budget Lucky and wrote, produced, and directed the film Maneater starring Dean Cain.
  • Moderator Lee Stranahan has been working in broadcast TV and film for 30 years. Lee was recently featured in Variety and is a regularly featured blogger for The Huffington Post. He has taught visual effects and filmmaking to thousands of people around the world.
  • This isn’t a lecture based class – you’ll get hands-on experience in casting, managing a crew, working with special effects and makeup, and even shooting scenes. You’ll see how the latest cameras and equipment compare. You’ll learn to create a budget, choreograph action sequences, and figure out the best recipe for blood.

    For more information, including the exact topics to be covered and pricing for the weekend, visit the Horror Film Boot Camp website.

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    You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

    • AngryChairr

      Fuck. I live in southern New Mexico near El Paso but I don’t have $1500 let alone $1000 just sitting around.

      • Floydian Trip

        Yeah, that would be a bit of a problem for me too at this point. Had this come around 8 years ago I would have done it. This seems like a much better opportunity than just sitting through a typical screenwriting seminar. The potential contacts you could make would be worth it. It would be great to hear from someone who actually did go through it.

        • AngryChairr

          If I’d have known about this like two or three months ago it wouldn’t be a problem. I could’ve found the money but unfortunately only two months out is kinda hard. That, and getting leave to do it since I’m in the military is a bitch.

    • Relaxing Dragon

      Shoot. If this happens again in just a couple more years I’d totally go, it would be very helpful (even if I just want to write them). Not a moment to spare at this time in my life, unfortunately. Very cool concept, hope it’s a success with everyone who goes.

    • Floydian Trip

      This would be amazing! Too bad my Dad passed away ’cause he lived in Albuquerque.