Paul Salfen interviews Director Adam Green and Artist Alex Pardee at the Alamo Drafthouse on Lamar (Austin, TX) for “Digging Up the Marrow.” MESSAGE FOR PIRATES AT 3:25
Cameras: Andy Fulfer Ward, Christine Thompson
Best known as the creator of the worldwide slasher franchise Hatchet and as the creator and star of the US television sitcom Holliston, Adam Green was raised in Holliston, Massachusetts and currently resides in Los Angeles. After finishing high school in 1993 he graduated from Hofstra University in New York in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Television and Film Production. Green’s first job out of college was producing and directing local commercials for cable in the Boston area. Green made his feature film debut with the comedy, Coffee & Donuts, which was in part, based on his own life. Green founded the feature film and television production company ArieScope Pictures with director of photography Will Barratt in 1998.
He was the lead singer for the heavy metal band Haddonfield, based out of Salem, Massachusetts from 1997 – 2000. He also worked as the DJ at the world famous Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood when he first moved to Los Angeles and was still struggling to get his start in the film/television industry. To date, Green has made nine theatrical feature films including the critically acclaimed and Sundance darling “Frozen” which was a worldwide success in 2010. He is also a member of the “Splat Pack”, a title coined by UK critic Alan Jones for a revolutionary group of filmmakers who brought back gore and splatter to the horror genre in the 2000s that includes Eli Roth, Alexandre Aja, Neil Marshall, Rob Zombie, Greg McLean, Darren Lynn Bousman, and James Wan.
Alex Pardee (born February 5, 1976) is a freelance artist, apparel designer, and comics creator writer, best known for illustrating The Used’s album artwork. Pardee was born on February 5, 1976 in Antioch, California, United States.
He has done works for Hurley International, Twenty Twenty Skateboards, Bay Area rapper TopR, Upper Playground, Street Drum Corps, Aiden, Kid Robot, and lately the cover of In Flames’s ninth studio album, A Sense of Purpose, and its first single, “The Mirror’s Truth”. He is a member of the groups Cardboard City and Zerofriends. He runs the website EyeSuck Ink which includes links to his blog and store. Through his art he has admitted to overcoming depression and anxiety disorders along with emotional struggles. He uses pens, ink, watercolors, and dye, and is trying to use more acrylics, oils, and latex. Pardee is currently working on a motion picture for Chadam (often confused with Chadam Mihlberger) as well as various art shows and products. Pardee released his first official art book, titled Awful Homesick in October 2008.