Fear Street Trilogy: Bringing the summer of horror to screen with Director Leigh Janiak
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About the Event
Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy, loosely based on the R.L Stine books, is being launched over the next three weeks. The films are set in the town of Shadyside, haunted for centuries with killings earning it the name of being the murder capital of the USA. Each film is set in a different year: Part One (out Friday 2 July) in 1994, Part Two (out Friday 9 July) in 1978 and Part Three (out Friday 16 July ) in 1666. View the tralier here.
Join the trilogy’s director Leigh Janiak and host, Anna Bogutskaya, co-founder of the horror film collective The Final Girls, as they discuss Leigh’s inspirations for the film, the month-long writer’s room developing the story and connections between the three films, the 106-day shoot in Atlanta and working within the horror genre.
Leigh Janiak, wrote and directed Fear Street. Fear Street consists of three different films Fear Street 1994, Fear Street 1978, and Fear Street 1666, shot back-to-back-to-back with the same cast in three different, period settings, connected by an epic narrative. Her first film, Honeymoon, premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival and was an official selection in Tribeca's Viewpoints section, as well as playing around the world on the international festival circuit. On the television side, Janiak directed and executive produced the pilot of Lauren Oliver's Panic for Amazon, leading to a 10-episode series order. Janiak also directed an episode of Outcast for Cinemax, along with multiple episodes of Scream for MTV.
Anna Bogutskaya is a London-based freelance film programmer, broadcaster, writer and creative producer. She is the the co-founder of the horror film collective The Final Girls and Festival Director of Underwire Festival. Previously, as the Film and Events Programmer at the British Film Institute, she curated many seasons and created the Woman With A Movie Camera Summit. She has also worked on international projects for Pedro Almodóvar’s El Deseo, was the Head of Arts and Culture at DICE and the Film Programme Manager at h Club.
17:55: Please join the webinar waiting room
18:00: Anna to host conversation
18:45: Attendee Q&A opens
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