Film Courage: What has this 5-year pursuit taught you about dreams, making them happen, setbacks, coming back again? What has it taught you about a journey and seeing something evolve and come to life?
Marc Zicree: All of my major projects I know going in will take years. So for instance, when I wrote the TWILIGHT ZONE COMPANION (which is my first book), that took 5 years. From the month I started to the month the book came out. The book has been in print for over 30 years now. And when I was writing it someone said to me “When are you going to be done?” and I said “I’ll be done when it’s right” and because I took the time to make it right, it stood the test of time (it lasted). The book I just wrote with Guillermo del Toro took me 4 years and during all of these periods I’m working on multiple projects. I like to multi-task. I like to do many things at once…(watch the video interview on Youtube here).
About Marc and Elaine:
Working both together and individually, writer-producer-directors Marc Scott Zicree and Elaine Zicree have sold over 100 teleplays, screenplays and pilots to every major studio and network, including landmark stories for such shows as STAR TREK– THE NEXT GENERATION, DEEP SPACE NINE, THE NEW TWILIGHT ZONE, BABYLON 5, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, FOREVER KNIGHT, SLIDERS, LIBERTY’S KIDS, SUPERFRIENDS, HE-MAN, REAL GHOSTBUSTERS and SMURFS. Their work has been nominated for the American Book Award, Humanitas Prize, Diane Thomas Award, and Hugo and Nebula Awards, and they’ve won the TV Guide Award, prestigious Hamptons Prize and 2011 Rondo and Saturn Awards. Fans of their work include Steve Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Ray Bradbury, Damon Lindelof, Frank Darabont, Joss Whedon and millions of fans around the world (Read more here).
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Although WEIRD FOLK takes place on election night 2016, it’s not solely about the election and the hysteria associated with it. It’s about the horror that humans can inflict on one another. It is about the ugly monster inside us all. We show all sides of the political spectrum and do not skew in any one direction. More importantly, this story is extremely entertaining and will give you some laughs and some chills. Election 2016 was an anomaly and the events that take place in this movie are as well.
IN CIRCLES – The clandestine world of crop circles is threatened when an ambitious TV journalist plans to expose the truth drawing her into the enigma of lights, Celtic mythology and UFOs to discover both the beauty and danger in the mystery she seeks.