Review: “Filmmaker Ben Rood Realizes Indie Horror Dreams with Don’t Run Finally Released”
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From down-and-out to making a self-funded feature, Ben’s story is a lesson in doing whatever it takes to achieve your outcome.
“How often could you say a movie was entirely funded by hard work fighting fires and moving furniture?”
When it comes to financing films, there exists an intricate business of making connections, shopping around scripts, negotiating contracts between production companies, and acquiring distribution rights, but how often could you say a movie was entirely funded by hard work fighting fires and moving furniture? Meet indie filmmaker Ben Rood, whose first feature-length project now sees the light of day as he finally unleashes Don’t Run upon the world this Halloween season.
Ben’s story is quite the rollercoaster ride. It all started some time ago with him trying to break into the film business in Los Angeles. Over the course of not months, but years, he worked as a tree installer by day (celebrity clients included) to make ends meet while using his free time to make calls and get his resume out there. Unfortunately, the movie gig he was fighting for never came. Before long, he found himself injured because of his work and headed back home to Ohio with the belief that has dreams had slipped away for good.
The months passed by and Ben hadn’t moved forward on pretty much anything at that point. One day, without much more than a dollar to his name, he decided it was time to turn things around and make a movie, but it was clear he would have to rely on himself to see it done. Instead of working to get by and hoping somebody else would invite him into the business, he was going to get busy and put the money towards creating his own film, and create his own film he did…
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