Podcast Episode 61: S. Craig Zahler On Ramping Up ‘Bone Tomahawk’
Thursday, February 18, 2016
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Episode 61: S. Craig Zahler On Ramping Up 'Bone Tomahawk'
"Bone Tomahawk" is a slow burn horror western and the feature debut of writer-director S. Craig Zahler. He talks about the challenges of making an indie film and sticking to his guns about what works best on screen.
"Bone Tomahawk" gets a one-time screening in San Diego on Feb. 21 at the Digital Gym Cinema. Writer-director S. Craig Zahler talks about ramping up his slow-burn horror western in Episode 61 of the Cinema Junkie Podcast.
"Bone Tomahawk" didn't play in San Diego last year but I had the chance to see it at the Abertoir Horror Festival in Wales and I fell in love with it.
It made my top three films from last year and set me off on a mission to get a screening here in San Diego because the film plays so much better with an audience and on a big screen where you can appreciate the wide shots. Plus, this is a slow-burner and watching it at home or on your computer where you can pause it or walk away ruins the carefully calibrated pace of the film.
So I worked with The Film Geeks at the Digital Gym Cinema to get what turns out to be the San Diego premiere of the film.
It's an amazingly assured and well-crafted first feature from Zahler who has a background as a cinematographer and who's made a living as a scriptwriter but without seeing any of his scripts actually made into films.
Out of frustration and a desire to see something of his on screen he took the plunge and decided to direct one of his own scripts and "Bone Tomahawk" was born.
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