What are Your Favorite Films?
For the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival we encourage you to Find Your New Favorite Movie! As we approach the festival we’ve started a new series on our site where we ask some Phoenix Film Festival filmmaker alumni about some of their favorite movies.
Alex Drummond is the director/writer/producer of PFF 2014 Horror Feature The Shower, a film about a group of friends who get trapped at a baby shower when a mysterious outbreak starts turning people into homicidal maniacs. However, this is not only a horror film, but a film that is “well-acted, and laugh-out-loud funny,” according to a PFF attendee review.
Michael Parsons of DC Film Dom says:
The Shower is a... crossover in the vein of Shaun of the Dead, and hopefully just the beginning... for Drummond, who understands the importance of creating likable, identifiable characters...
This week, Alex shares some of his favorite films with us. (OK, unless you’re binge-watching, your list must be getting really long!)
What is your …
- Favorite Comedy
Annie Hall is the movie that has influenced me the most. I'd put Shaun of the Dead in second place.
- Favorite Drama
Is Die Hard a drama? Pulp Fiction? (Along with Annie Hall, those are my top three.) If I had to pick one, I'd give a slight edge to Die Hard. If I had to pick a straight drama: The Godfather.
- Favorite Documentary Scorsese's The Last Waltz.
- Favorite film you saw on the circuit
I saw a bunch of great movies, but my favorite is one I saw at PFF: Chris Ethridge's The Morningside Monster. (Now called Attack of the Morningside Monster.)
- Favorite film that you think most people have never seen, but should?
My first thought is Quick Change, with Bill Murray … but, maybe a lot of people have seen it. Just in case, I'll throw in Ed Wood.
- Do you have a favorite film poster? I'm partial to the poster for Rocky. It's hanging above my TV.
Alex tells us that PFF came early in The Shower’s festival run, and they had a fun year traveling with the movie. Although, he says, no other festival he attended has a PARTY PAVILION!
He added that, “The filmmakers we met in Phoenix have been a great resource and support. Paul Osborne, Scott Storm, Gary King and Zak Forsman have been a huge help. Paul is like Yoda, but taller. Zak made our DCPs for The Shower, which are amazing.”
Alex reports that The Shower is in final stages of setting up distribution, and he hopes to have The Shower available on VOD and DVD later this year.
– Laurie Smith