Cutting his teeth as a special effects artist, stuntman and second unit director, Eric D. Howell went on to study a screenwriting degree when he realized that, in order to direct his way out of a problem, he also needed to be able to write his way out of a problem. One thing lead to another and it wasn’t long before his short film “Anna’s Playground” was shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination. And whilst it didn’t quite make it into the final few, it opened the door and earned him both respect and representation which ultimately resulting in the script for his directorial debut, VOICE FROM THE STONE, reaching his hands.
With this tale of love, loss and grief and all of the fears and horrors that go along with that all set to release this Friday, Howell spoke to FANGORIA to explain how this sui generis spin on the classic ghost tale resonated so strongly with him, urging him to bring the story to life…
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