CryptTV at Tribeca Film Festival: Genoveva Rossi meets and talks with Eli Roth and CryptTV CEO Jack Davis
This horror queen was honored to attend the legendary Tribeca Film Festival and watch Crypt TV’s Monster Madness shorts block. After the screening I was able to get a few words with Eli Roth and CEO Jack Davis.
“Crypt TV’s Monster Madness features some of the best and biggest character shorts from the digital brand’s scaremakers.” -Tribeca Film Festival
A few words with Eli Roth:
Q: What attracts you to horror?
What scares Cronenberg isn’t what scares Wes Craven. What scares you varies. Horror is very personal.” –Eli Roth
Q: Where did the inspiration for CryptTV come from?
Roth: I graduated from NYU 1995 and wrote Cabin Fever. I know that dates me, but I am old. Even then I felt like horror had a big audience like the Comic Cons. We are seeing that now with Walking Dead. What I want to create is a platform that I wished existed when I was getting out of film school, back when filming a short cost a minimum of 10k. Now we can shoot shorts for much less and even on our phones. So we created something to showcase horror shorts that serves the genre’s audience.
Q: Roth wants to help other filmmakers.
Roth: After the success of Cabin Fever and Hostile I was in a position to help other filmmakers with films like Clown and The Last Exorcism. I really enjoy helping people I like. CryptTV is part of that.
Interview with Jack Davis CEO of CryptTV
Thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions about CryptTV for ukhorrorscene!!! I am sure our readers are anxious to check out your great horror programming. First off I want to say it was really inspiring meeting you and Eli Roth at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City for the CryptTV screening and panel.
Genoveva: Tell us a bit about what CryptTV is and what makes CryptTV unique in the horror genre?
Davis: CryptTV makes mobile scares. We specialize in creating original scary stories and creating our own monsters in three to four minute videos perfect for watching on your phone. Crypt is the only brand creating original, short form programming every day for people watching on the phone which is why I think we are unique in the horror genre.
Genoveva: How did the great Eli Roth come to be involved with CryptTV and what exactly is his role?
Davis: Eli Roth is the co-founder of CryptTV. We launched Crypt together and he plays an integral role in content and brand strategy as well as giving his input on general company operations. Eli has been at the cutting edge of the genre for decades so having his insight is invaluable for Crypt.
Genoveva: What is your own background in horror and what inspired the creation of CryptTV?
Davis: Knowing and loving the power of scary in film and TV I was inspired to co-found CryptTV because there just was not a great destination for original scary that could be enjoyed on mobile.
Genoveva: What can horror fans look forward to seeing on CryptTV in the near future?
Davis: More monsters. We are going to start serializing our fans’ favorite content very soon.
Genoveva: Where are the best places to look for updates on CryptTV? Also how can aspiring horror filmmakers get involved?
Davis: Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/CryptTV & sign up for our newsletter on CryptTV.com which we will be bringing back soon. Aspiring horror filmmakers email submissions @CryptTV.com with your work!
Thanks for reading this month’s A Life In Blood: Tales of a Horror Queen! See you ghouls next month for more tales of horror.
Yours in screams,
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