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Jay Jay Warren & Frank Sabatella Interview - The Shed (Shudder.Com)

Vegas Film Critic

Vegas Film Critic (Jeffrey K Howard) speaks with Actor Jay Jay Warren and Writer/Director Frank Sabatella for the new horror film, The Shed - streaming on Shudder.com. 

13mins

18 Sep 2020

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Where The Scary Things Are Episode 62: THE SHED with FRANK SABATELLA

Where The Scary Things Are

In this episode we speak to Director Frank Sabatella from The Shed now playing on Shudder. We absolutely loved this movie and highly recommend it. Muse talks about Scary Basements in Movies with the Sinister 6. HorrO presents all the great films coming out from Fantasia. Chris delivers another superb review of The Shed. MonsterMash is going drink Pumpkin Ales all season long. Support the show

1hr 44mins

14 Sep 2020

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THE SHED Writer/Director, Frank Sabatella [Episode 41]

The Nick Taylor Horror Show

Frank Sabatella is a writer, director, and photographer who’s made such films as Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet, and most recently, 2019’s The Shed. One of the things I really appreciated about The Shed was how it explored pretty serious subject matter; themes of bullying, school shootings, and child abuse were all confronted in this movie without it being heavy handed. Horror as a genre has always been pivotal in confronting difficult subject matter head on, and in addition to delivering a fresh take on vampires, The Shed dives into some pretty serious material all while still having a very fun vibe to it which is a very difficult balance to pull off. Frank and I talked about this along with his writing processes, tips for keeping morale high on difficult sets, as well as the benefits of shooting your movie in Upstate New York, all of this and so much more on today’s episode of The Nick Taylor Horror Show.  Here are some key lessons learned from this conversation with writer/director Frank Sabatella.  Approach your writing in phases. It’s overwhelming for most writers to sit down and look at that blank page while that deadly cocktail of perfectionism, analysis paralysis and overall resistance sabotages your efforts. It’s important to remember what Hemingway said which is  "the first draft of anything is shit.” With this in mind, it’s important to understand and embrace the different phases that your screenplay will inevitably have to go through to get finished.  Frank calls the first draft of a screenplay The Wild West phase, because anything goes and he lets ideas fly freely. There’s something very liberating about this approach, you shouldn’t be overly-critical about your first draft because it’s exploratory.  So approach your first draft with This Wild West mentality; even if 75% of it sucks, that 25% could be all you need to lay the foundation of a great second draft. Frank went on to say that as you write through these drafts, the deeper themes of the movie naturally reveal themselves to you. So don’t be discouraged if you don’t have it all figured out when you sit down to write because it’s largely a process of discovery. Which brings me to my next point.  Write regardless of output. Frank writes for about two hours a day, but he notes that he may not necessarily put down words during this time. Instead, the sheer act of sitting down to think through his story, plot, and script details are enough for him to consider it a productive day. The words aren’t always going to come, but what’s important is that you show up and put the work in and make yourself available to The Muse. Even if you don’t nail your word count, you still can take your screenplay further by spending focused time thinking about it because this is what helps the ideas gel.  Take breaks. As important as it is to have a consistent and disciplined writing practice, sometimes your mind needs a break. It’s very easy to get swept up in hustle culture and constantly force yourself to put out pages but this can sometimes exhaust your creative resources. If you’re feeling burnt out, replenish yourself by watching movies, reading books etc. You may need a dose of inspiration or you may simply need a rest. Do this and pay attention to how refreshed you feel the next time you sit down to write. Visualize your progress. Frank has a bulletin board where he collects ideas in broad strokes that he narrows down into beats and scenes. Having a tangible representation of the project helps him keep track of it and encourages him to push further because he can visualize his progress. As the saying goes, ‘out of sight, out of mind.’ In this tech-driven era, it’s so easy for things to disappear in the digital void but sometimes tangibility and visibility are important for creators, if only for emotional reasons. It may seem like a little thing, but anything in your environment that encourages you to finish your project is very important, having a way to see tangible progress outside of a computer is something worth trying.  Books  Save the Cat by Blake Snyder Film directing Shot by Shot by Steven D. Katz ----- Produced by Simpler Media

46mins

16 Jul 2020

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Chatting with...Frank Sabatella

Chatting with Asta

We discuss THE SHED, the power of the horror genre, indie filmmaking & more. Support the show (https://paypal.me/AstaParedes?locale.x=en_US)

24mins

13 May 2020

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Nick Principe and Frank Sabatella

Without Your Head

Slasher Month kicked off with Nick Principe "Chromeskull" of the "Laid to Rest" franchise! Also joining us Frank Sabatella writer and director of "The Shed" coming to theaters and VOD November 15th!Nick Principe and Frank Sabatella

9 Nov 2019

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Castle Talk: Frank Sabatella, Director of The Shed (Interview)

Castle of Horror Podcast

Tonight we’re chatting with Frank Sabatella, writer and director of THE SHED. The Shed is a new movie in which bullied young man Stan (Warren) and his best friend Dommer (Kostro) discover a murderous vampire living in Stan’s shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has to find a way to destroy it - but Dommer has a much more sinister plan in mind. It’s directed by Frank Sabatella and stars Jay Jay Warren (“Bosch”), Cody Kostro (“City on a Hill”), Sofia Happonen (Woman of a Certain Age), Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction), Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Men in Black) and Timothy Bottoms (The Last Picture Show).  THE SHED comes to theaters and VOD and Digital HD on Nov. 15, 2019.

22mins

7 Nov 2019

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Castle Talk: Frank Sabatella, Director of The Shed (Interview)

Castle Talk with Castle Bridge Media

Tonight we’re chatting with Frank Sabatella, writer and director of THE SHED. The Shed is a new movie in which bullied young man Stan (Warren) and his best friend Dommer (Kostro) discover a murderous vampire living in Stan’s shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has to find a way to destroy it - but Dommer has a much more sinister plan in mind. It’s directed by Frank Sabatella and stars Jay Jay Warren (“Bosch”), Cody Kostro (“City on a Hill”), Sofia Happonen (Woman of a Certain Age), Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction), Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Men in Black) and Timothy Bottoms (The Last Picture Show).  THE SHED comes to theaters and VOD and Digital HD on Nov. 15, 2019.

22mins

7 Nov 2019

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Red River Podcast

hour 1: horror beginings and Franks film Blood night : the legend of mary hatchethour 2: Franks 5 most influential movies and albums in his lifehour 3: Top 5 George A Romero movie moments

2hr 44mins

4 Sep 2017

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The Sump (feat. Frank Sabatella and George Taramas)

Pitch It Movie Podcast

Episode 41 - Filmmakers Frank Sabatella and George Taramas join Pete, Sean, and Will in the Pitch Pit to spitball a movie about a group of suburban kids who discover and befriend a shape-shifting creature from outer space that morphs into a sexy woman in "THE SUMP".Originally released February 20th, 2017.Set in the early 80's, a group of teens in search of pornography in the woods stumble upon a hut found at the bottom of a sump where a shape-shifting alien hides from government spooks (Thomas Jane) and intergalactic space hunters (Mickey Rourke). When the alien morphs into a sexy woman (Alexandra Daddario), the kids attempt to hide her at their house, but is soon discovered by their single father (Jim Carrey). Love soon brings them all closer together as a family and they must save their new extra-terrestrial friend in this thrilling adventure! Brought to you by writer Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Walking Dead) and director Joe Dante (Gremlins, The 'Burbs) comes "THE SUMP".Next Monday, we return with an all new episode of Pitch It Movie Podcast when filmmakers Team Splash pitch a movie about slashers who meet up at a party to talk about the "final girls who got away" in a five-part horror/comedy anthology called "KILLING TIME".This episode is sponsored by The Ghouligans! Mini-Series! Now available to Stream, Download, and Own: http://theghouligans.vhx.tvYou can save up to 20% off by using the PROMO CODE - "PITCHIT" when purchasing the full Ghouligans Mini-Series.We encourage our talented listeners to create posters of our latest pitch and please send them to any of the social media outlets listed below.Email us at: pitchitmoviepodcast@gmail.comFacebook:www.facebook.com/pitchitmoviepodcastInstagram:www.instagram.com/pitchitmoviepodcastTwitter:twitter.com/pitchitmoviepodSubscribe and Download on iTunes: goo.gl/cKStzCSubscribe and Download on Google Play: goo.gl/eZHLJpSubscribe and Download on Stitcher: goo.gl/jAecf5

1hr 2mins

20 Feb 2017

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#162 - Interview: Frank Sabatella, Director of Blood Night

SOFA DOGS Podcast

The following interview was originally conducted for QuadrupleZ.com. In the future, you will be able to visit that site, for a better quality version of this recording, which will be broken up there into 15-minute increments or less. A transcript of the interview may also be included. In the meantime, please enjoy my interview with Frank Sabatella, the Director of Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet. You can visit Amazon.com or BloodNightMovie.com (now with special X-Mas pricing of $9.99! Expires on December 25th!) to purchase the film on DVD, starring Nate Dushku, Danielle Harris and Bill Moseley.Note: The interview contains spoilers for the film, as well as some mild, adult language so please proceed with caution.

49mins

16 Dec 2009