Oliver Park is an actor turned director, whose directorial debut film Vicious hit the festival circuit by storm, winning multiple awards and having a massive amount of nominations. His work is centered around horror, which I personally love, and his way of doing things is both classic and groundbreaking at the same time. Putting the “monster” back in the shadow and keeping the suspense throughout the film, Oliver has a vision for horror that a lot of today’s filmmakers just don’t get into. It’s a breath of fresh air, to say the least.
Oliver’s latest film, Still, is currently in its final week of crowdfunding on Indiegogo and, although he is not asking for much, it would be great to see a final push on the campaign itself. The work he’s doing and the stories he is telling on these micro budgets is quite impressive and I can’t wait to see what he does next.
We spoke a little after the interview about what his goals are and what he’s going to be doing after Still and the best thing I can tell you is that he has several feature films planned, in the same universe of his shorts, that will expand upon and tell the story in a long-form movie that I’m sure will be a nail biter.
I have to say that I am utterly impressed by his ability and his mentality in the business. Although we are all in the “film business”, not a lot of us treat our careers as anything close to a business but Oliver Park has a mentality that will carry him far in the business. His skills as an actor and his connections in the industry have opened doors for him to get his visions out there and I think a lot of us should take a page from his book to follow our own dreams.
If you’ve listened to this podcast before, you know my favorite loaded questions is “If you could go back to the beginning of your career and tell your younger self something, what would that be?”
I don’t want to spoil it for you in this text, but I think you should check it out and listen to what he has to say. It gives some great insight.
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