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The Movie Crypt

Aug 15, 2022

PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker Andrew Traucki (THE REEF, BLACK WATER, THE JUNGLE) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his career journey and the making of his latest shark thriller THE REEF: STALKED. From a university student pursuing a science major… to how a chance visit to a film set opened his eyes to filmmaking and completely changed his path… to his love of the survival thriller genre as opposed to fantastical monsters or gorefests… to how much more effective the theater of an audience’s mind is when creating fear as opposed to actually showing the audience everything on screen… to the many difficulties that come with filming in the elements/outdoors and the perils that come with shooting scenes in (and under) water… to how savvy audience's have become to visual effects/green screen and why practical locations are pivotal in an effective survival thriller… to the pros and cons of shooting with multiple cameras… Andrew shares the challenging process of making THE REEF: STALKED (currently in select theaters and available to stream on Shudder). 

Dr. Arwen’s office was closed for a private therapy session this week but Andrew and the boys have their own impromptu therapy session together over on-line “critics” who tear down films that they couldn’t have possibly seen yet and when filmmakers are given “thank you” credits on IMDB for films they have never even heard of.