Writer/Director Glenn McQuaid and Larry Fessenden Exclusive Video Interview – I SELL THE DEAD

     January 26, 2009

Written by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub

Opening this year’s Slamdance Film Festival was writer/director Glenn McQuaid’s “I Sell The Dead”. The film is about some 18th century grave robbers named Arthur Blake and Willie Grimes and they’re played by Dominic Monaghan and Larry Fessenden. Here’s the synopsis:

With the specter of the guillotine looming over him, young Blake confides in visiting clergyman Father Duffy (Ron Perlman), recounting fifteen years of adventure in the resurrection trade. His tale leads from humble beginnings as a young boy stealing trinkets from corpses, to a partnership with seasoned ghoul Willie Grimes as they hunt creatures unwilling to accept their place in the ground. The colorful and peculiar history of Grimes and Blake is one filled with adventure, horror, and vicious rivalries that threaten to put all involved in the very graves they’re trying to pilfer.

Anyway, while I was in Park City last week, I managed to get some time with writer/director Glenn McQuaid and Larry Fessenden. During our interview, they talked about making “I Sell the Dead”, the casting process, distribution for the movie, what’s Slamdance been like and a lot more. If you’ve been curious about the film, you’ll learn a lot watching this interview.

Finally, if you’d like to see the trailer or some clips from “I Sell The Dead”, click here.

Note: This interview might take a few moments to start due to the file size. Please be patient.

Writer/Director Glenn McQuaid and Larry Fessenden

  • What has the Slamdance experience been like so far
  • They talk about being the opening night film of Slamdance
  • When did they find out they got in and they’d be the opening night film
  • Where did the idea come from and how did the film get made – they talk about making the film, casting and tell a lot of behind the scenes stories
  • Did getting Ron Perlman and Dominic Monaghan involved help to raise the budget
  • What is the status of distribution
  • How did the screening go on opening night

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