Review Fix chats with Brandon Keenan, who discusses his film and the potential for a sequel.
About Body Farm:
BODY FARM continues this theme with some engaging twists. It’s a film-within-a-film as an independent film company sends a videographer ahead of a story to investigate a body farm where human decomposition is researched. The footage she sends back leads the rest of her team to follow her footsteps to uncover a grisly medical abyss.
Homaging the original works of Wes Craven as well as the burgeoning “found footage” subgenre, BODY FARM’satmospheric locations and twist ending set it above the usual.
Review Fix: What was the inspiration for this film?
Brandon Keenan: I had fallen in love with the horror film and dark drama movies back in college. I started truly enjoying movies at a young age but the dark and gory films that made you squirm in your seat made me hooked. Films of the 2000s like Saw, Hostel, and Texas Chainsaw massacre hooked me in. Someone asked me if I ever heard of a Body Farm and that’s where it all started.
Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?
Keenan: I don’t have a select format for writing a script. Some writers do. I listen to old scores for horror films and darker alt rock music while going for a jog or working out. I jot down a whole bunch of notes and write as I move along. Once I have a nice amount of ideas and general story line in my head I write.
Review Fix: What makes this different or special from others of the genre?
Keenan: It’s touches on horror, psychological thriller, and dark drama. A little for all fans but the story is also touching as it pertains to family and love for a significant other.
Review Fix: What did you learn about yourself through this process?
Keenan: The fact that I was able to make a movie with the help of so many talented filmmakers. It was truly an amazing experience.
Review Fix: What are your ultimate goals for this production and for the future?
Keenan: I want people to see it. Whether they like it or not I want to hear feedback. The only way to get better as a filmmaker is to get constructive criticism. I want people to see the vision of the film and we hope to generate enough revenue to make another installment. The only way that happens is to get people to check the movie out.
Review Fix: What’s next?
Keenan: Get the film in front of people all over the world…After that? Well, the sequel has been written.