I am a lifelong fan of the Friday the 13th franchise, one of the more formative experiences I first had in horror.
When Peacock’s Crystal Lake was announced with Bryan Fuller and A24 behind it, I felt the same thrill the franchise first gave me — and I couldn’t stop imagining myself being able to direct an episode.
Whether as a Director or 2nd Unit Director, I want to be enrolled in that most famous of summer camps.
I’m sure the Production is already considering a fantastic lineup of filmmakers… but if there’s a chance to get on their radar and work with them, I want to take it.
This is on my website and social media (@dawnchasermediaofficial) to get in front of this show’s fantastic partnership. Reaching them is the goal, and if anyone reading this wants to share this message, I will be eternally grateful.
The best I have to offer is below…
Let’s send me off to Camp Crystal Lake!
When Bryan Fuller's Crystal Lake was announced, I knew I had to campaign to direct an episode... these are the 13 Instagram posts stitched together that chronicles a heartfelt and perhaps overly earnest journey.
And be sure to check out all the materials below!
Don't get lost in the snow...
Before Crystal Lake was announced, I envisioned an opening scene for a new Friday the 13th movie. It had long gestated in my head, but the announcement of the series finally got me to put fingers to keyboard! I've always loved the more supernatural aspects of Jason -- but no matter the form, I'd hate to be on my own in those New Jersey woods...
Knowing the material is key when directing anything, and I hope you can feel my passion and reverence from Frost Bite's first to last page.
*Frost Bite has been registered with WGA West and is property of Dawn Chaser Media LLC*
Bryan Fuller's Hannibal is a sumptuous feast from beginning to end, and gave me the push to write and direct this short film.
The character of Luna wears her ferocity on her sleeve and embraces it deliciously. The joy of horror, the macabre, and all its complexities is on full display -- and I believe it proves why I can add to Crystal Lake's blood-stained legacy.
When I imagine the style of Crystal Lake, this was the film I felt could be closest. Here's to hoping that's right and that you enjoy!
"An interesting thought provoking piece with nice, odd intellectual dialogue and nice visual work."
"This is great stuff... I'm not a fan of horror, but this is great stuff."
"Whoa! Wonderful work. Good acting, editing, all reflections on [Alexander's] directing ability."
"A memorable, unique badass short...a compelling, tasty slice of cinema."
I can't overlook a connection to A24!
I was a Production Assistant on A24's 20th Century Women, and in this video I will make it so abundantly clear that I was the integral figure in getting the movie made! Obviously!
My post on 2/14/23 detailing my love of Friday the 13th and horror in general!
If you made it this far, I cannot thank you enough. A dream becomes reality when taking action, and something as simple as you scrolling through this is action enough. Here is to bridging the gap! See you at summer camp!
Our launch post! Because... why not? That's the phrase that defines this campaign!
We may have found out who is committing the crimes at Camp Crystal Lake...
The Voorhees family knows a thing or two about opening hearts...
An opening to an imaginary Friday the 13th movie I have written. Dont' get lost in the snow...
Read the script above!
Reviews for Alexander's Here Be Monsters, a short film that -- for now -- might most closely align with the style of the upcoming Crystal Lake series.
Bryan Fuller's Hannibal is a sumptuous feast from beginning to end, and inspired me to create Here Be Monsters -- and here is my favorite clip from that film.
Check out our A24 section above!
Getting an endorsement from the moving loving of sources!
Advice from a furry friend leads me to showing off my fun music video side!
Lady Mary helps remind me that being a Second Unit Director is so much fun!
Time to transform this campaign... and myself.
Taking our campaign to the streets! And Dog Parks!