BJ McDonnell, cameraman on 'Hatchet' pics, tapped to direct 'Hatchet 3'
camera operator on major Hollywood films such as “Battle Los Angeles,” “The Darkest Hour” and Rob Zombie’s “Halloween.” He’s currently in Pittsburg shooting Paramount’s Tom Cruise-starrer “One Shot.” “I grew up watching horror films and like Adam Green, I’m a true genre fan at heart,” McDonnell said. “I have been waiting for an opportunity like this to step up and make my directorial debut with something I love and know inside and out.” “BJ was not only the camera operator on the first two ‘Hatchet’ movies. He was there alongside me creating every shot, working closely with me to craft each scene, moment, outrageous kill, and performance,” said Green. “He is absolutely beloved by the entire Hatchet family and his experience on everything from huge studio films to smaller independent productions will ensure that he will do the franchise proud.” In addition to the “Hatchet” films, ArieScope’s other movies include “Frozen,” “Spiral” and “Grace,” while MPI/Dark Sky Films has produced and distributed genre titles such as “The House of the Devil,” “Stake Land” and “The Innkeepers.”