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Interview with Rob Schroeder director of Ultrasound
By James Whittington, Sunday 5th September 2021
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The feature debut of Rob Schroeder, producer of Sun Choke and Beyond The Gates, Ultrasound is a startling puzzle box Sci-Fi mystery and playing today at Arrow Films FrightFest Online Event. We chatted to Rob about this chilling movie.

HC: Did you know from a young age that you wanted to be in filmmaking?

RS: Not really. When I was young, I loved going to the movie theatre every week, but I didn't see filmmaking as a career because in my town I didn't know any filmmakers. The movies were always so special for me and even sacred, so at a young age I did sense the magic.

HC: How did become attached to this project?

RS: I developed the project, by reaching out to Conor Stechschulte after picking up his graphic novel Generous Bosom at my local comic shop. He was excited to begin a collaboration that culminated with him writing the screenplay.

HC: Why did you choose this as your first feature?

RS: I was drawn to the themes in the graphic novel and the mystery I felt reading it combined with the practicality of producing something with this particular scale.

HC: Was it a difficult movie to cast?

RS: It was difficult to get actors to read the script prior to having a start date, but once we were up and running it went well. We were very fortunate and timing was good.

HC: As this is your debut feature, were you nervous the first day on set?

RS: I felt very alive with excitement and felt some nerves but didn't worry about things that I didn't have control over.

HC: Was there ever a time you doubted yourself?

RS: There were times I wished I had prepared for something differently but didn't feel any real doubt.

HC: What lessons have you learned from directing Ultrasound which you will take to your next project?

RS: Prioritize having as much time on set as possible.

HC: It's very Twilight Zone/Outer Limits kind of a movie, would you agree?

RS: I do agree, and love that about the world that Conor created in the graphic novel.

HC: So, what are you up to at the moment?

RS: I'm a little sad that we had to move the Lodger Films offices out of the historic Louis B Bayer Building in Hollywood, which is being converted to much needed affordable housing. I miss the ghosts.

HC: Rob Schroeder, thank you very much.


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