Interviews: Griff Furst Talks About His Supernatural Vengeance Thriller Cold Moon

A chilling tale of supernatural vengeance arrives 10/6 with Cold Moon, co-written and directed by Griff Furst, in theaters and VOD from Uncork’d Entertainment.

In a sleepy southern town, the Larkin family suffers a terrible tragedy. Now the Larkin's are about to endure another: Traffic lights blink an eerie warning, a ghostly visage prowls in the streets, and graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror . . . And beneath the murky surface of the river, a shifting, almost human shape slowly takes form to seek a terrible vengeance.

TMS: When did you decide you wanted to make movies?

GF: Younger than I can remember.

TMS: Did you have a lot of support in that decision?

GF: I did. But the desire to work harder and longer then anyone else is my strongest form of support.

TMS: How does one start though? Do you enroll in film school or just go out there with your camera and shoot something – I imagine it’s different for everyone?

GF: Everyone's story is different. The best advice is to just fucking do it. You don't have to know how you’re going to do it when you start, so long as you are committed to doing whatever it takes to educate yourself and make it happen.

TMS: How did you come up with the name of your production company?

GF: My father started Curmudgeon Films in 1986. It used to be a simple corporation that he used for his acting work. It evolved into a production company around the same time I started making movies in 1999.

TMS: To the latest movie. How did you come up with the concept for this film? And why was it decided to make the movie now? Right time?

GF: I read the book and loved it. We were in pre-production only a few months after I discovered it. We weren't holding onto it for the right time, just didn't know it exhausted until recently.

TMS: I imagine, like most movies, the film will get its widest release on VOD. Can you tell us about the rollout?

GF: I know it's in theaters October 5th and on VOD October 10th, then Blu-ray and DVD on January 2nd. I'm not heavily involved in the roll out itself, but I'm looking forward to it.

TMS: Indie filmmakers really suffer from online piracy. What’s your take on all these pirate boxes – like KODI – will the powers-that-be be able to stop them?

GF: It sucks. We lose about 30% of our revenue from piracy. And just how much does piracy hurt filmmakers? It’s the reason why shooting in a place that offers tax credits are crucial.

TMS: What do you hope for this movie?

GF: I need a technocrane. My shots are always designed for technocranes, but they’re expensive and slower then I get to be. I hope enough people see Cold Moon to get big enough budgets to score a technocrane for all future productions, I'll be a happy man.