Experiencing Interruptions?


When a mysterious letter is found hidden inside a family’s new home, Sam, a struggling filmmaker, is hired to capture evidence of the supernatural events plaguing their young daughter. What starts out as a simple paranormal investigation leads to one long, terrifying night, forcing Sam to confront his disbelief as footage begins turning up on his equipment that he did not record. Isolated and alone with a dark force identified as Emily, Sam and his cameras are taken on a digital journey through the unknown and beyond.

  • Zachary Beckler
    Séance (2012, Short); Where Is Alice (2013, Short)
  • Zachary Beckler
    Séance (2012, Short); Where Is Alice (2013, Short)
  • Zachary Beckler
  • Susan Williams
  • Christopher Carullo
    Key Cast
  • Piper Patterson
    Key Cast
  • Shannon Michael Wamser
    Key Cast
  • Autumn Rae Shannon
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Horror, supernatural, student, terror, florida
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 23 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    13,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony F3, DSLR, GoPro
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Shriekfest Horror Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    October 3, 2015
    West Coast Premiere
    Grand Jury Prize - Best Horror Feature
  • NYC Horror Film Festival
    New York City, NY
    November 15, 2015
    NY Premiere
    Best Director; Best Sound Design
  • Knoxville Horror Film Fest
    Knoxville, TN
    October 24, 2015
    Audience Award (Feature)
  • Atlanta Horror Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    October 31, 2014
    Atlanta Premiere - Work In Progress Cut
    Best Thriller Feature
  • StarLite Film Festival
    Winter Garden, FL
    February 28, 2015
    Grand Jury Prize
  • Freak Show Horror Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    October 26, 2014
    World Premiere - Work In Progress Cut
    Best Florida Feature
  • Chattanooga Film Festival
    Chattanooga, TN
    April 3, 2015
    World Premiere - Final Cut
  • CON Film Festival: Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
    May 9, 2015
  • NYC Horror Film Festival
    New York, NY
    November 15, 2015
    New York Premiere
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    October 22, 2015
Director Biography - Zachary Beckler

Zachary Beckler is a graduate of UCF Film. His thesis project, "Séance" (2012), has played at festivals around the world, including Fantastic Fest 2012, Florida Film Festival 2012, and Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival 2013. It won the Audience Award for Best Student Film at Charlotte Horror Fest 2012, "Creepiest Film" at Knoxville Horror Film Fest 2012, and the Jury Selection Prize at the Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase 2011. His projects also include "Where Is Alice?" (2013), a sequel of sorts to "Séance", which was an Official Selection of the Florida Film Festival 2014 and Dead By Dawn Horror Film Fest 2015. It also won Best Director at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival and Best Regional Short at Knoxville Horror Film Fest.

"INTERIOR" is Zachary’s first feature length film project. It is a continuation of "Séance" and "Where Is Alice?"

Zachary lives in Orlando, Florida and is currently developing several separate horror projects.

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Director Statement

All filmmaking is about manipulation, but no other genre has more of a visceral and extreme effect than the horror genre. Horror films play with the manipulation of sound and image to create fear and dread in an audience, forcing us to confront death and pain. Using the cinematic form to instill fear in an audience requires the filmmaker, and, in a sense, the film itself to disappear. The audience cannot be made aware of the illusion, and as much as one can, should lose themselves in the experience. Most of the terror one feels during a horror film is fear for the characters within and what will happen to them. With my feature film INTERIOR, I hope to explore a different kind of fear: the fear of film itself. It is the fear of the form, the fear of what is in the frame and outside of it, of the subject and who is filming it, of dead moments séanced back into the present. In any work of cinematic horror, there is only one true villain, and it is not the ghost or the slasher or the evil force in the woods; it is the filmmaker.

INTERIOR is a micro-budget horror film about a filmmaker, Sam, who is hired to spend the night alone in a haunted house to record evidence of the supernatural. He is the type of person who would rather look at the world through the lens of a camera than actually participate in it. Isolated with something that may or may not be stalking him, the cameras, his lifeline to the world, start capturing images that cannot be explained rationally. This thoroughly modern man is suddenly confronted with his own mortality in the form of a spirit that lives beyond comprehension through the very tools that shelter him from the world not immediately present. If he cannot trust the camera, what can he trust?

Unlike a “found footage” film, where the viewer is asked to look at events that have already happened in an academic way after the fact, we are creating a world with immediacy that is unfolding in front of the viewer. This is not a "found footage" film, but a classic narrative with a protagonist who acts as the audience’s avatar. When he finds footage in the film, the audience finds it as well, and participates in the horror of the discovery, which is an important part of the fear of found footage that no film is able to explore anymore.