Director André Øvredal on Mortal, Troll Hunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe & how he made the leap from indie films to studio features.

Today we welcome folklore-horror director André Ovredal to discuss his new indie horror Mortal. Known for his found-footage modern masterpiece Troll Hunter as well as the chilling The Autopsy of Jane Doe, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark André chats to Giles and Andy about his craft and process from pitch to shoot, including working with other top tier horror directors like Guillermo del Toro.

André covers the road to his first feature Future Murder which he wrote in 8 days whilst at film school, how he used this to move to commercials in the US and Norway, before developing the concept for Troll Hunter and eventually pitching it to a producer. 

We get the insight into how a found-footage faux-documentary approach re-defined the filmmaking rules for André, the success of Troll Hunter before the challenges of finding the next project. André discusses receiving the script for The Autopsy of Jane Doe, pitching for it and being inspired by The Conjuring and Seven 

Finally, we cover the development and production of Mortal, working with a Norwegian production, chasing the daylight on a winter shoot and working on VFX whilst directing Scary Stories with Guillermo del Toro 

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