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"Dead Weight" Interview with Adam Bartlett, John Pata, and Nicholas Elert: Part II

While covering the Milwaukee Film Festival I had the opportunity to sit down with the co-directors & co-writers of Dead Weight, Adam Barlett and John Pata, as well as the film's composer Nicholas Elert. What follows is the second half of my interview with the filmmakers as we discuss the music of Dead Weight and the state of Indie-horror filmmaking.

Andy_BGH: When you think about the horror genre in film one of the primary stylistic components that gets discussed is how sound influences your audience. Music can be incredibly important in a horror film as it keys us in to a scare or its more subdued to build an overall tone. It can also be aggressively cheesy or overbearing. Nicholas Elert did you find the balancing act of creating mood but not overextending in your score for Dead Weight challenging or did it come naturally for you?

Dead Weight Interview with Adam Bartlett, John Pata, and Nicholas Elert: Part I

While covering the Milwaukee Film Festival I had the opportunity to sit down with the co-directors & co-writers of "Dead Weight", Adam Barlett and John Pata, as well as the film's composer Nicholas Elert. What follows is the first half of my interview with the filmmakers as they discuss the trials of micro-budget, indie-horror filmmaking and the power of collaboration.

Andy_BGH: You guys have been running the festival/convention gauntlet for some time now. You were at Horror Hound Indianapolis a few weeks back. Bloody Good Horror did a review of “Dead Weight” along with Night of the Living Podcast. Then you just got back from CryptiCon in Minneapolis and now you’re here at the Milwaukee Film Festival. What’s next for you? Where is “Dead Weight" now?

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