An Interview with Nichelle Montgomery On Sin Sick Soul

What inspired you to make Sin Sick Soul?

My genre is Horror... and the subject matter is current.

So, I thought it was a great opportunity to expose a different type of monster.

And expose that monster from his point of view.

When did you realize that you wanted to make films?

I realized I wanted to make films from a young a young age watching

the old black and white monster movies Darcula, Wolfman and Frankenstein.


What was your first film project?

A film called SUCKERS, it was the day in the life of a drug user. Different drug

scenerios around the streets of Philadelphia.


Which directors have been influential in your work?

I love Steven Spielberg, Wes Craven, James Cameron... and now Ava DuVernay,

Jordan Peele, Ryan Cooler.


What genre of filmmaking do you like to work on?

My favorite gene is HORROR. I love the fantasy horror.

I also grew up watching Ray Harryhausen movies and fell in love with monster movies.


What is the most challenging aspect of making an independent film for you?

I felt the most challenging aspect of making an independent is funding/budgeting. As well as

completing the lists and mountain of paper work.


What is your plan for distributing your indie film further to a greater audience?

Well, I plan on shopping it on a streaming network. Once it's made the festival circuit.

How can cinema change the world and have an impact on society?

Cinema evokes emotion and can some times speak to different cultures universally, like music.

It can show that no matter who you are, we all go through similar experiences and struggles

as human beings on this planet.


What is your next film project?

My next project will be two short episodes of a series I wrote called "Kush Khronicles". These

scary stories are reveal what craziness and paranormal activities happen when you get together

with your friends and/or others and smoke marijuana. It is hosted by Maryjane an animated character

that introduces each story and comments at the end of each episode.


How was your film received in the festival circuit and what is your plan for creating more exposure for your film?

Well it's still making the rounds and so far... the first festival it was excepted in, it won for BEST HORROR

short in the LA Sun Film Fest. My plan is to get it into more festivals.

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