Podcast Ep. 22 – Making a Sci-Fi Techno-thriller: CTRL ALT DELETE

This is part two of the first Anywhere But Hollywood case study.

Writer-director James B. Cox was the subject of our second podcast episode. Back in September, I interviewed him about the successful Kickstarter campaign for his first feature film, CTRL ALT DELETE.  He describes the project as a “Crichton-esque techno-thriller about hackers and a sysadmin fighting to escape a data center overrun by a deadly artificial intelligence.”

The movie has been shot. It’s in the can. All that remains now is to piece together the many hours of footage into what will almost certainly be a compelling narrative. Early footage looks good. You can see it here.

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Join me as I talk with James about his experience as first-time feature film director. We discuss:

  • What it’s like to set foot on the set of your first feature film
  • Working with actors
  • What went wrong and what went right
  • How they made a few discarded pieces of technology look like a fully-stocked data center
  • Practical versus CG effects

….and much more.

Stay with us as we continue to follow this project through funding, production, post-production, and eventual release.

At the time of this writing, there is an active Indiegogo campaign to raise additional funds for post effects and sound design. If you would like to contribute, you may do so here.

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    This is part two of the first Anywhere But Hollywood case study. Writer-director James B. Cox was the subject of our second episode. Back in September, I interviewed him about the successful Kickstarter campaign for his first feature film, Crichton-esque techno-thriller CTRL ALT DELETE.

    Now the movie has been shot. It’s in the can. Join me as I talk with James about his experience as first-time feature film director.

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