Macabre…ish Cults, Classics & Horrors Podcast: Filmmaker, Elaine Chu. Director of The Purgation


Episode 1: Behind the Scenes with Filmmaker, Elaine Chu. Director of The Purgation

 

This is Part 1, Behind The Scenes with Filmmaker Elaine Chu. Elaine Chu is the director of The Purgation and also worked on Excision. She shares with us how she came to be a film maker and what that entailed. How long it took from start to finish and other than time, what it cost her and if it was worth it.

 

What else she’s been doing and working on and if there will be more horror films in the future. I also outed Carlos as a future film maker and she shares some valuable information. Do you make the movie to make yourself happy or the audience? Plus good ideas for future filmmakers and their work, short form film and why you should absolutely work for free when you’re just starting.

 

And who Elaine would love to work with. The difference between movies for horror fans and casual viewers, as well as horror film critics and general film critics. There are lots of Purgation spoilers in this series!

Movies mentioned: The Purgation, Excision, Turbo Kid

Find Elaine on IG @helloelainechu and https://m.imdb.com/name/nm4334949/

You can find Carlos Ibarra on IG @jekyl6669, Chris Thompson on IG @theauthor__and me, Kimberly at macabreish.com and IG @macabre_ish. https://linktr.ee/macabre_ish

As always, support the arts and watch movies!

 

 

 

 

Feature Sacrifices & Diversity in Film, BTS with Filmmaker, Elaine Chu (Part 2)

 

This is Part 2, Behind The Scenes (BTS) with Film maker Elaine Chu. Exactly what it took, timeline to make the movie, commitment and sacrifices. If film school is necessary and what you’re trading by not going. Diversity in film and filmmaking and how it makes movies better. Elaine Chu is the director of The Purgation and also worked on Excision.

 

She shares with us how she came to be a film maker and what that entailed. How long it took from start to finish and other than time, what it cost her and if it was worth it. What else she’s been doing and working on and if there will be more horror films in the future.

 

I also outed Carlos as a future film maker and she shares some valuable information. Do you make the movie to make yourself happy or the audience? Plus good ideas for future filmmakers and their work, short form film and why you should absolutely work for free when you’re just starting. And who Elaine would love to work with.

 

The difference between movies for horror fans and casual viewers, as well as horror film critics and general film critics. There are lots of Purgation spoilers in this series!

Movies mentioned: The Purgation, Excision, Turbo Kid, Candyman, Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone

Find Elaine on IG @helloelainechu and https://m.imdb.com/name/nm4334949/

You can find Carlos Ibarra on IG @jekyl6669, Chris Thompson on IG @theauthor__and me, Kimberly at macabreish.com and IG and Vero @macabre_ish. https://linktr.ee/macabre_ish

As always, support the arts and watch movies!

 

 

 

 

Episode 3: Pandemic Productions, Shoe String Budgets & Nun-imosity/ BTS with Elaine Chu


Part 3 BTS (Behind The Scenes) with Elaine Chu Interesting thoughts on where all these new productions came from during the pandemic. If Elaine could choose, which production company (MonkeyPaw, 824 or Blumhouse) who would she choose to work with and why?

 

What Elaine created during the pandemic. Why sometimes a shoe string budget is the best budget? How it’s different directing a film that you’ve written versus one written by someone else? Ideas for new filmmakers, the market and use for horror shorts, plus platforms for submitting them.

 

Oh and why has Elaine is been chastised by a nun?

 

Elaine Chu is the director of The Purgation and also worked on Excision. She shares with us how she came to be a film maker and what that entailed. How long it took from start to finish and other than time, what it cost her and if it was worth it. What else she’s been doing and working on and if there will be more horror films in the future?

I also outed Carlos as a future film maker and she shares some valuable information. Do you make the movie to make yourself happy or the audience? Plus good ideas for future filmmakers and their work, short form film and why you should absolutely work for free when you’re just starting. Who Elaine would love to work with. The difference between movies for horror fans and casual viewers, as well as horror film critics and general film critics. There are lots of Purgation spoilers in this series!

 

Movies Mentioned: The Purgation, Birdemic, Sharknado

 

Find Elaine on tiktok and IG @helloelainechu and https://m.imdb.com/name/nm4334949/

You can find Carlos Ibarra on IG @jekyl6669, Chris Thompson on IG @theauthor__ and me, Kimberly at macabreish.com and IG @macabre_ish. https://linktr.ee/macabre_ish

As always, support the arts and watch movies!

 

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