You won't meet many 13 year olds like Emily DiPrimio. Not only is she Moviepilot's youngest contributor, but she's also the world's youngest horror director (probably). Don't forget to say hi and ask her anything in the comments!
Tell us who you are and what brought you to contribute to Moviepilot?
My name is Emily DiPrimio and I am a 13 year old horror movie writer/director. I just recently raised over 30,000 dollars on Kickstarter to make my first feature film CARVER (take a look at the project here). We are set to begin filming in May 2014. I was always a fan of Moviepilot but I felt there was a void when it came to the young, female perspective in regards to horror. So I wrote a sample article and sent it in and they liked it enough to make me a contributor.
You're a 13 year old slasher film writer and director. Wow! Tell us about the project and how it came to be?
The title of the movie is CARVER. I have always been a fan of horror films and the slasher sub genre. When I had ankle surgery in early 2013 I was laid up for 12 weeks. My dad saw how being out of commission was affecting me so he asked if I wanted to help him write a slasher film. He had the idea for CARVER for a while but never fleshed it out. We wrote the entire screenplay together and the 4 re-writes that followed. From there I took my project to Kickstarter and set my financing goal at 25,000 and I was able to raise close to 32,000 when all was said and done. We are set to start filming in May 2014!
If you could interview anyone in the world, who would it be?
If I could interview anyone for Moviepilot it would have to be John Carpenter. He is a true horror icon who really brought the slasher film to life with Halloween.
You're in a pivotal life or death scene in a horror movie and get to choose 1 Horror Icon to fight in your corner–who do you recruit?
The horror icon I would choose would be Ash from Evil Dead/Army of Darkness. Not only would he be an ass-kicking machine but he would be an entertaining companion to have by my side while we face the forces of evil. His sarcastic, witty sense of humor is exactly what I would need to get me through any harrowing ordeal.
If you could work with any director on a movie project, who would it be and why?
If I had the opportunity to work with any director dead or alive it would have to be Alfred Hitchcock. He directed my favorite horror movie of all time, Psycho. He was a maverick, a revolutionary, and a visionary. I know I could have learned a lot from such a talented master.
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