DANIEL ISKE: Yes. I earned a degree in Film from the University of Nebraska. I was one of the first students to go through their program. We were editing in storage closets back then and fighting over little equipment they had. Now the program is booming and they have received a bunch of grants and have all sorts of fun toys. I'm jealous.
EYEPUS: WILL YOU EVER TURN ANY OF THE DEAD HOUR WEB EPISODES INTO A FEATURE LENGTH FILM?
DANIEL ISKE: Yes, actually. And soon. In addition to filming a second season this year. We will be filming our first The Dead Hour movie. We're keeping the details under wraps for now, but we'll be looking at doing a festival run in 2012.
EYEPUS: WHAT WAS YOUR ROUGH ESTIMATE BUDGET FOR MAKING THE DEAD HOUR WEBSERIES?
DANIEL ISKE: Not much. Almost all our budget went to food and props. We use a small van load of equipment from my business and that's about it.
EYEPUS: YOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE HORROR FILMS OF ALL TIME?
DANIEL ISKE: May, The Thing, Scream, Evil Dead, Dawn of The Dead (either version), Cabin Fever, Zombieland, The Exorcist, Jaws, The Ring, Rear Window, Homicidal, Near Dark.
EYEPUS: WHICH HORROR FILMMAKERS INSPIRED YOU?
DANIEL ISKE: Alfred Hitchcock, William Castle, Sam Raimi, Lucky McKee, Darren Arnofosky