Next Director’s Cut: Re-Animator Matt Osterman

May 16, 2013 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

Written by Director’s Cut guest host John Urban – a writer, photographer and filmmaker, and assistant director on the “Chad Vader” series.

Someone at Wisconsin Public Television made a mistake; they asked me to guest host three episodes of their wonderful show, “Director’s Cut.” (Apparently they never saw my old show. Then again, it turns out not too many people did!)

Directors-Cut-LogoIt was a ton of fun and a great time, and the first show we taped airs this Friday night. I sat down with filmmaker, Matt Osterman to chat about his film, “Ghost From the Machine.”

Now honestly I’m not a fan of scary films. If I won the lottery I would use the money to ban “SAW 8” from ever being made. But Matt’s film is much more than a scary movie, it’s a suspenseful thriller, with some comedy and even a little romance. All that said, I did actually watch it at night, during a nasty storm and yes I ran out of the basement with my laundry later that night.

The film centers on Cody, a guilt-ridden young man, tasked with raising his younger brother after the death of their parents. Cody plunges himself into the murky science of the supernatural and invents a machine intended to be a conduit to the other side. He eventually reaches an unintended level of success that not only threatens his safety, but also of those around him. He quickly learns that the supernatural isn’t all that super and human nature can even be worse. (taken from the film’s site)

Hope you will join us this Friday night at 10 as we discuss Matt’s film, his filmmaking process, what he has coming up next and who is going to go down into my basement from now on and do my laundry.

Get a quick preview of what’s ahead on this episode of “Director’s Cut” by listening to WPR’s interview with Osterman. Find out how science and a certain prominent inventor inspired the film, and learn whether any on-set paranormal activity occurred while filming the science-fiction thriller.

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