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MAY 11-17

7 Questions with Bruce Hutchinson, Director of Going To Hell

1. Are you an Arkansas Native? If so where are you from? If not, How did you get here? I’m not an Arkansas native.  I grew up in Florida, but I’ve lived a lot of places–Washington D.C., Kansas (go Jayhawks!), Atlanta, Alaska.  I moved here in 2003 from Alaska after my graduate school mentor Joe Anderson called and said he had just been hired to be the chair of the Mass Communication and Theatre program at UCA, and he wanted to know if I wanted to come help him start a filmmaking program.  So I said yes, and have been here ever since. 2. What is the inspiration for your film? I guess I was inspired by those moments in a movie, especially genre movies, where characters go through a major emotional moment but because of the demands of the plot, that moment takes about 30 seconds and then the movie moves on.  In this case, I became fascinated with that moment in horror films where a loved one is turned, or possessed, or infected, and the protagonist has to decide what to do.  I wanted to make an entire film exploring that moment.  I guess its sort of an art film take on horror.  Maybe in the general vein of “Let the Right One In.” 3. Can you give us a brief synopsis of your film? Three people are barricaded in their house during a zombie epidemic: Josh, his wife Hope, and his sister Isabel.  Unfortunately for Josh, Hope and Isabel believe he is infected and have to decide what to do about it. 4. What were the...