Those of you who are familiar with Darren Bousman’s blog posts know that he speaks his mind and doesn’t hold back when it comes to his experiences in the film industry. The director of The Barrens posted a blog entry about his experience making the film, his struggles with the IMDB ratings and his frustrations with the Pirate Bay.
A few paragraphs from Darren’s blog post:
The movie was edited and finished, and I found myself once again left with a movie I loved, but maybe not the most commercial of films…
A mish-mash of genres… More a drama than horror… But too horrific to be a drama… But one thing I did have… Amazing performances…
I can’t say enough good things about my cast: Mia Kirshner, Allie McDonald, Peter DaCunha all amazing. But I had an ace up my sleeve, I had Moyer. Stephen FUCKING Moyer turns out a fucking chill-inducing performance… In a lot of respects, the entire movie rests on his shoulders… And he kills it; he makes this movie his bitch.
I remember getting the phone call that the movie would only be released on a handful of screens and then it was doing VOD/DVD/ STREAMING.
This was a punch in the gut. But a feeling I was getting all too used to. Dear Baby Jesus, what do I tell my cast? What do I tell Moyer?
Read the complete blog post here. It makes an interesting read and gives insight into the psyche of a director.