After nearly two decades of the being the premier special make-up effects go-to man for the likes of Neil Marshall (The Descent, Doomsday) and James Watkins (The Woman in Black, Eden Lake), prolific gore genius Paul Hyett is finally making his directorial debut with The Seasoning House.
Currently shooting on a disused Air Force base near Pinewood Studios just outside London, Hyett says, “The Seasoning House is a cross between Martyrs, Pan's Labyrinth and Die Hard, a harrowing exploration into tense claustrophobia, hard-hitting action and rollercoaster suspense." He continues, “I’ve been thinking about directing for a few years now. I’ve worked with some of the best directors in the world and have gained lots of experience from watching them filming. I’ve worked with some of the worst too and have also learned what not to do. So far being behind the camera has been like being on set with my prosthetics crew but having more things to think about. It’s a normal day at the office only I’m in control of everything for a change. What I’ve lacked in hands-on technique I’ve made up for knowing everything about every other department. Because that’s what you tend to do on movie sets if you are interested so I’ve been remarkably relaxed and stress-free about the whole career shift."