In this podcast we interview Paul Hyett, the writer and director of The Seasoning House.
[03:26] Keeping the subject matter sincere and authentic
[05:12] Releasing The Seasoning House uncut
[06:36] The challenge of a relative silent first half
[08:05] Paul E. Francis’ soundtrack
[10:19] The relationship between Angel & Vanya
[15:45] The relationship between Victor & Angel
[18:28] Rosie Day’s performance and stunts
[20:22] Rosie’s audition
[23:19] The importance of tension
[26:11] Backstabbing and mistrust in The Seasoning House and as a wider commentary
[27:31] Dark comedy amongst the horror
[29:15] Steady camera in The Seasoning House
[30:41] Working under tight time constraints
[32:40] Transition from special effects to writing and directing
[34:35] Lessons learnt during The Seasoning House
[36:08] Directors and writers that have inspired Paul Hyett
[38:15] How the digital age has affected horror cinema
[40:43] Upcoming projects
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Interlude music credits
Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse – Dimmu Borgir
Disciple – Slayer
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