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Local filmmaker Matt Sconce to premiere his feature film this Friday
We're all about local film here at Dumb Drum, and this Friday one of our fellow filmmaker buddies, Matt Sconce, will be premiering his first feature-length film “Stricken” in Avenal. Despite being incredibly busy getting everything ready for the big night, Matt found time to “electronically” sit down with us for an email interview.
Dumb Drum: Congrats on finishing your film! So how did you first get involved in filmmaking?
Matt Sconce: I got involved in filmmaking after winning an American Idol Music Video contest with my wife in 2004. I have always loved to tell stories and I decided to move in the direction of writing and directing. In 2006 I made my first comedy short “Nine to Five Ninja” for a www.dvxuser.com film festival contest and then my first serious short for the same festival “Stricken”. Stricken won best sound design and was nominated for best horror film of the year at the Action on Film Festival in Pasadena and that motivated me to write the feature script based on the short concept.
Dumb Drum: How did you come up with the idea for “Stricken”?
Matt Sconce: The short was based on a concept by my friend David Gilders. I based the feature loosely on the short, but took it a completely different direction. The supernatural may come into play…