Film Festival Q&As: The Blue Hunt

Film title: The Blue Hunt

What is the genre: Suspense/Horror

Interviewee: Theryn Hallock

Group members: Olivia Dewald-Davis, Claudia Folkert, and Libby Moog

Can you give a five-minute elevator pitch for your film?

“This movie will grab people’s attention and will make them question who may have committed the ‘crimes’ in the story. It grabs people’s attention with little scenes that are involved and it should make them feel and think certain ways. In the end, they will see a reveal. So in all, people should enjoy and watch this film because of the suspense and great plot.” 

What inspired you to get into filmmaking?

“As a freshman, seeing FX and hearing people say nothing but good things about it, [it] grabbed my attention right away. Also, when I was younger, my brother took a class with Manders and it looked extremely fun to me.”

What were your inspirations for the film?

“My inspirations were to make it as appealing and [as] attention grabbing as possible, along with adding horror and suspense [elements] to do something different and even put a little bit of challenge in there too, filming wise.”

How would you describe your film in one word?


Best part about the Filmfest project? 

“Getting to see other films and their experiences through all the process.”

What is one major lesson you’ve learned from this project?

“One lesson I have learned is to never procrastinate, and to always be ahead and on time with your schedule so things don’t fall behind and get worse.”

Can you give me the rundown of what it took to make this film?

“It took a lot of time. My partners and I had to get specific times, days, and nights we could film because we had a variety of scenes. We had night, day, car, walking, and many other scenes so it took hours to get done. Also, editing took [a] long [time]; I would spend hours editing and putting our whole film together. So in all, it was very time consuming. However, it was extremely fun and so worth it.”

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