Performing Arts, Film & TV and Media Make-Up students had the privilege of watching the award winning horror, Host, before taking part in a Question and Answer session with Writer and Executive Producer, Jed Shepherd and cast member, Emma Louise Webb.
The students heard how something that started off as a quarantine time-filler snowballed into a hit movie, produced entirely in lockdown. Host was filmed using i-phones and Zoom, with a limited budget and resources, and a cast that were based in different locations. In spite of the barriers, the film has gone on to be the biggest ever Shudder film, has been placed in the Total Film top 30 horror films of all time and resulted in a 3 film deal with Blumhouse.
The overarching message from Jed and Emma was that you should never wait for the right time, situation or circumstances. Do it now. In every dark moment there is opportunity and even when you think you don’t know how to do something, just try….chances are you know more than you think.