667, Neighbor of the Beast at deadCENTER

667, Neighbor of the Beast - Promo Still
Ed is at a pivotal moment in his life when he meets a new neighbor whose intentions are suspect in the short film, 667, Neighbor of the Beast showing at the deadCENTER Film Festival. To talk about the short is John Aspinwall and Tommy Austin.

Tell me a bit about yourself and your role with 667, Neighbor of the Beast.
JOHN: I’m John Aspinwall, Owner/Creative Director of Something Clever Productions here in OKC. This is my second consecutive year to have a short film in DeadCenter. I’m the Producer/Director of “667, Neighbor of the Beast.”

TOMMY: My name is Tommy and I wrote the script and the music and acted in it.

How would you describe 667, Neighbor of the Beast to people?
JOHN: I typically only say the title. It’s usually enough of a description.

Why should one see it?
JOHN: It is competently executed. Isn’t it? I can’t be objective.
TOMMY: It’s a funny smart film.

667, Neighbor of the Beast - Promo Still
What was the most challenging aspect you had in the production?
JOHN: The worst was probably shooting outdoors while dealing with cicadas. But we did just miss a roofing crew.

What was the best part about filming in Oklahoma?
JOHN: Our prized meteorology.

What were some particular scenes that were enjoyable to film?
JOHN: My favorite were the shots on the rooftops…and no one fell off.

What are your thoughts on the deadCENTER Film Festival?
We are very proud and excited to be selected for the festival. It’s exciting to get a premiere in our hometown.

Anything else you wish to add?
We are really grateful to all the talented and enthusiastic people who made this film with us.


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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at DennisSpielman.com

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