Thanks Horror Fans and lovers of film for stopping in, and welcome to another ghastly episode of Horror Film Q&A with Thomas Otterman.
Today’s special guest is the talented and intriguing MIG WINDOWS Actress/Director. Mig is now currently holding a campaign on Indiegogo for the Horror film THE DIMINISHED.
THOMAS OTTERMAN: Hi Mig thank you for taking the time to join in this Q&A today.Would you like to take a few moments to introduce yourself to the horror film fanatics, and general film enthusiasts reading this?
MIG WINDOWS: Of course! My name is Mig Windows. I'm an independent filmmaker based in Ashland, Oregon. I'm part of ROW 211 FILMS, a production company based in Medford, and I serve on the board of directors for Southern Oregon Film & Media.
I'm also an actress and have appeared in a lot of films here in Oregon, including "Redwood Highway," "Necrotic," "The Truth About Daisies," and others. Most of my training in filmmaking was picked up from being on a lot of film sets over the years until I finally decided to try directing some films of my own. It's been quite the journey!
TO: When did you decide to become a film maker? and how long did it take to come up with your first workable script?
TO: Can you share with us some of the projects you have worked on previously, and about the campaign for The Diminished the new film you are working on without revealing any spoilers? Is there any type of social message in The Diminished being relayed? What location is the film being shot at.
TO: I am still intrigued about the April Fools update on The Shed the way you had written the description of it really drew me in. Did you have some continued education in writing? have you ever thought about writing a novel or a book of short stories?
TO: Are there any other projects that you may have lined up after The Diminished is under wraps that you would like to bring to light?
TO: At what age did you decide you wanted to become a film maker? and when did you start beginning to work off your ideas.Was your first project a success?
TO: Have you ever done any of the film festivals? and what was the experience like? Is it hard to get a film submitted?
TO: What has your experience been as being a woman film maker? do you think that now there is a more level playing field? or is there still a lot of work to be done?
TO: Is this your first time using a crowdfunding platform like Indiegogo? and what has your experience with crowdfunding been like?
TO: What are some of the obstacles and dilemmas you have encountered in film making? and what advice would you like to give to future film makers?
TO: Who are some of your influences in film making? and how did they influence you in your creative process?
TO: Do you have a website or contact information that you would like to share in order for fans to follow you and check up on your latest work?
TO: Where do you see the future of Indie Horror films in 10 years? and are you a Horror fan and why?
TO: What was the first horror film to scare you? what about the film or particular scene is still memorable from it?
TO: What is your favorite decade for horror films? and what would be your top 3 recommendations from that decade?
TO: How has your experience been with interacting with the horror fans on Twitter?
TO: Do you get into Italian or Euro Horror? and if so whose work do you enjoy the most as far as a particular Director?
TO: Are you into movies being remade? Or do you think the original should be left alone?
TO: Any notable one that worked or didn’t come to mind.
TO: If you were given the chance/opportunity to work with or collaborate with anyone throughout SAG who would it be? and why?
TO: Do you plan on seeing the new Halloween film from Danny McBride being released later this year? Do you think the new film will be a good one? And why?
MW: Wow, I'm not as in the loop as I thought - I didn't even know that movie was happening! But yeah, I'll check it out. I think if people are nay-saying it because Danny McBride's background is mostly comedy, I will gently point those individuals in the direction of one of my favorite horror films last year, "Get Out."
The future of Horror is in good hands thanks to Indie film makers like Mig Windows. Who have a great story to tell and will do what it takes to bring the vision to life.
At this point I would like to Thank You Mig for taking part in this Horror Film Q&A, and for all of you that took the time to join us.
So make sure to check out The Diminished on Indiegogo and Mig’s other earlier projects.