DVD content-creator to make directorial debut
After a decade spent creating special DVD content for the films of other directors, David Prior will make his feature helming debut on an untitled thriller for Intrepid Pictures.
Prior has been a favorite of directors including David Fincher, Michael Bay, Peter Weir, Tim Burton, David Cronenberg and Guillermo del Toro, generating special footage on the DVD releases of their films.
“It’s a strange, circuitous route (to directing my own film), but I think I was the right guy to do this, in the right place at the right time,” said Prior, a former child actor.
Prior works on about three films each year, following the directors he admires from film to film. He made enough money to finance the 40-minute short “AM1200,” a horror film that served as a calling card and was well received at festivals. The short and his resume prompted Intrepid’s Macy and Evans to give him a shot. He’ll take a pay cut to direct his first feature.
Intrepid is prepping “The Strangers: Part 2” to shoot in September for Relativity.