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Jul 21, 2016

Tim Stevens fills us in on the inspiration behind his Southern Gothic Horror film, The Resurrectionist. Go behind the scenes of the movie's production and learn how you can support the art of independent film! Visit for show notes.

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Interview with Film Writer and Director, Tim Stevens, about his film, "The Resurrectionist" - The Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World #69


In this episode:

  • Episode Preview :00
  • Intro 1:53
  • Announcements and Shoutouts! 2:27
  • Listener feedback from Amber and Mac. 5:10
  • His appearance on the show just might be due to awesome synchronicity! Allow me to introduce you to Tim Stevens! 7:58
  • Tim’s Bio 8:50

Tim Stevens first discovered his love for cinema at a young age watching classic gothic horror films like The Cabinet of Dr. Calegari and Nosferatu. It was a discovery that film could be art and take audiences to places they never imagined. Tim continued his love of film by attending film school at the University of North Texas. Having graduated, Tim currently writes, directs, and produces short films that express his love of horror, fantasy, and avant-garde. Source:

  • Cutting a feature film script down to 6 minutes. 14:05
  • What inspired Tim to make a film like The Resurrectionist? (Anne Rice and New Orleans) 16:06
  • The research that went into the project. 18:09
  • Tim had a paranormal experience at the Magnolia Plantation. 24:00
  • Researching Voodoo and getting the facts straight. 25:00
  • How Tim describes his brand of Horror (Life, death, and being afraid of the unknown) 27:47
  • The story of one of his first paranormal experiences. 30:54
  • The Resurrectionist was shot in Jefferson, Texas. 36:49
  • What are the biggest technical and logistical challenges with creating a short film like this one? 37:56
  • More behind the scenes from the production (Costumes, Lighting, Cinematography) 42:42
  • The music and soundtrack from The Resurrectionist (Morgan and Lundi Knight) 47:45
  • “A film should be an immersive experience, and you should be totally locked in to what’s going on.” 51:03
  • The recording studio (Captive Ear Studio) 53:25
  • Four films that Tim Stevens thinks should be on anyone’s required viewing list! 55:24
  • La belle et la bete (Beauty and the Beast) (1946) 56:09
  • Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula (1992), the shortest Dracula in history, and the Dracula impersonation showdown! 57:44
  • Seriously. What is absinthe? 1:01:32
  • Insidious (2011) 1:02:38
  • The Haunting (1963) 1:03:58
  • What’s the best way to support Title Pending Productions, The Resurrectionist, and independent film in general? (Check out crowdsourcing sites) 1:04:23
  • Outro 1:10:08


For more on Tim Stevens and his work: 

Watch Tim's film, The Resurrectionist, on YouTube

Title Pending Productions on Facebook

Twitter: @TpProd

Instagram: @TimStevensFilms


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