Interview with 'Unseeing Evil' director - Jaye Adams
How did you first break into the industry?
I'm still very new to the industry and not "broken" into it...yet :) in terms of my aspirations but it has been an awesome start and I still have more to learn and do! I first started teaching myself screenwriting about 2 years, I got great coverage on the UNSEEING EVIL short script and decided to jump in the deep end and produce my first short. It's done really well in festivals and competitions and immediately gave me the filmmaking bug.
Who/What inspires you as a director?
I'm a horror fan and director through and through, I absolutely love it. Sub genres I tend to lean towards are creature features and the supernatural. I do usually like my stuff quite dark and with an unhappy ending or twist. The main people who inspire me are James Wan, Leigh Whannel, David Sandberg to name a few and an off the wall one...Rob Zombie. What was your best set moment on ‘Unseeing Evil’?
Being my first short film and actually my first time on a set, everything about UNSEEING EVIL was amazing, eye opening and a huge learning curve haha! But there was this one moment that was just brilliant, where our lead child actor Kal-El Tuck was playing the role of a blind boy. We were doing some close up dialogue shots and the DP asked Kal to go again and look at the camera this time. Before I could even say anything this young enthusiastic and talented boy just went..."but I'm supposed to be blind!" :D Absolute star! What sort of person is going to love this short?
I think it has a solid concept and tone to appeal to horror fans and non horror fans that will watch a horror. This was heavily inspired by the works of James Wan and David Sandberg so anyone who likes things like The Conjuring Universe, Insidious and Lights Out, I think will like it. What advice would you give aspiring directors?
Analyze and learn what you can from other directors and films. As long as you know what you like and you have a vision for your story then just jump in and go for it. Worst case scenario it doesn't turn out so well but you've already jumped a massive hurdle and have lots to physically learn from and best case scenario you've made the leap and actually surprise yourself. Where can we find more of your work?
The best place to see everything in terms of budgeted films with crew and zero budget DIY and passion pieces while I learn would be my new Youtube channel "Indie Horror Hub". It's still very new but I hope for it to be an inspiring platform all Indie Horror Filmmakers especially those still learning like me!