Toronto Film Scene : Interview with April Mullen and Tim Doiron

Here is the first interview of April Mullen & Tim Doiron promoting “Dead before Dawn 3D” at The TIFF Next Wave Festival. Don’t forget that the movie will have its American Premiere tomorrow evening !

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Celebrating its North American premiere at the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival, Canadian horror-adventure-comedy Dead Before Dawn 3D was filmed in Niagara Falls and was directed by Ryerson University grad April Mullen from a screenplay by Tim Doiran. The film follows a bunch of college kids as they inadvertently unleash an evil curse that causes everyone they make eye contact with to kill themselves and turn into zombie-demons (aka “Zemons”).

Toronto Film Scene spoke with Mullen and Doiron about their decidedly unique take on the traditional zombie film.

Describe your film in 10 words or less:

A 3D adventure ! The Goonies meets Shaun of the Dead !

Where did the idea for the film come from?

We knew we wanted to shoot in 3D before we came up with the concept for the film, so the 3D aspect really informed the story. We also knew we wanted to do a genre picture and thought it was the perfect fit with 3D. From there we decided to put a fresh spin on Zombies and that was when Zemons were born. We wanted to frame the story in a way that would be appropriate for a younger demographic and would also allow comedy to factor into the piece. We come from a comedy background and we didn’t want the story to become too dark.

You can read the full article HERE.


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