Ten Questions with Jed Brian
1: Who are you?
I’m Jed Brian. Writer, Director and Actor, known for my Amazon Top 10 Selling Horror Film, “Unlisted Owner”.
2: How would you describe your Film-Making?
I would describe my film-making as very dedicated to the projects I work on, always thinking of new and innovative ways to make films.
3: What inspires you?
A lot of things inspire me as a film-maker, especially real-life fears and events. I love to take those experiences and write them into script form to tell a story.
4: What is your favourite film and why?
Lon Chaney’s, “Phantom of the Opera” (1925), this film really set the stage for horror films. Before this, make-up effects were non-existent. It was Lon Chaney’s innovation with make-up as well as acting that set the bar for the horror genre for years to come.
5: Do you have anything in the pipeline?
I’m currently working on a few things, one is re-working my script for a film I would like to make which is called “Meth House”. You can see the teaser trailer on YouTube.
6: What made you take up film-making?
I kept coming up with great ideas for films and wanted to be able to show people those ideas that I have envisioned in my mind.
7: Why the Horror Genre?
I’ve always been a huge horror fan ever since I was a kid. From watching “Scooby-Doo” and “House on Haunted Hill”, to going to haunted houses with my family. Halloween and horror in general have always been a huge part of me.
8: If the World was ending and you could only watch one last film, what would it be and why?
I would say “Phantom of the Opera” (1925), I just really enjoy watching Lon Chaney as an actor and what he brought to the part. It just amazing me with the tools he created in his look for the phantom and the personality he brought to that character, I just can’t get enough of it.
9: Any funny or weird stories from set?
We actually had to build a set for the film since the house (in Unlisted Owner) didn’t have an attic space. It took us 30 something takes to be able to get the scene right. Tyler (Landers) had to pull himself up and down for those 30 times, still we had a blast doing it!
Also, I had some creepy nights in the house when I would be the last one left, having to turn out the lights and stuff. It’s very old house with a lot of personality.
10: How do you want to go out, a Zombie Apocalypse or an Alien Invasion?
That’s a toss up for sure. I would say if I had to choose, defending myself from a bunch of zombies would be a pretty epic way to go.
Hugh thanks to Jed Brian, for taking the time to answer my questions. You can read my review of Unlisted Owner here. I really did enjoy the film and Jed’s fresh take on the found footage sub-genre.
You can watch the film right now on Amazon Video.