I did the reading opposite of the actor reading for the part, which was nerve wracking for me at first because I have issues reading out loud but once I got into it I was fine with it.
To see people who love movies as much as I do wanting to be in my next film is an amazing feeling to me, it's hard to put it into words really. That is one reason I make movies because I want to be able to help make other peoples dream come true and maybe even give them their "big break" in the business.
I make horror movies specifically because I love horror moves and have since I was 10 years old. I love the slasher films of the late 70's all the way through to 1996's Scream and some of the more recent films as well.
Horror speaks to me more so then say action movies or superhero movies. I wanted to originally work with people who love the genre as much as I do and soon realized that if you have too many "horror people" involved in a project it can sometimes be counter productive but if you have a mix of "horror people" and "non horror people" you have a group that clicks well and everyone has the focus on finishing the project.
My Executive Producer Chris Fyfe is a "non horror person" and it the opposite of me who as you know I'm a total horror guy, we compliment each other in the creative process, why you might ask ? Becasue we look at the film making process from two different POV's .
MY POV : I'm a historian of Slasher horror and know the ins and outs of the genre and my focus is on staying true to the genre and paying respect to those that came before me.
HIS POV : He looks at the movie making process from the POV of a non horror fan in terms of what he sees on the screen appealing to a non horror fan who might want to see a horror film for a change of pace.
I make horror movies because I want t leave my mark on the genre and on the world so when my kids are older they can look on the shelf and say "my dad made these movies" .
Stay Humble, Stay Hungry My Friends :)