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inmate profile: Joseph Lawson

With only a few blessed weeks sitting between we committed and the film event of 2012 - Nazis at the Center of the Earth, of course - it's time to start taking a look at the talent behind this destined-to-be instant classic, and who better to shine the spotlight on first than the film's director, one Joseph Lawson.

Though NATCOTE is his first directorial effort, Lawson has made an indelible stamp on scores of Asylum films as a visual effects artist and supervisor. Consider his resume: The 7 Adventures of Sinbad, Titanic II, Airline Disaster, Moby Dick, Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus, Mega Python vs Gatoroid, Battle of Los Angeles, Almighty Thor, 2012 Ice Age, Born Bad, A Haunting in Salem, Dragon Crusaders, 11/11/11, 3 Musketeers, Zombie Apocalypse, Amityville Haunting, 2 Headed Shark Attack, Grimm's Snow White and the upcoming Bigfoot, plus probably everything else The Asylum will put out this year. 

It's been under Lawson's supervision that Asylum VFX have taken a HUGE stride forward, seemingly getting more spectacular with each new release, so we should all be sitting on pins and needles to see what he's done his first time in the director's chair for NATCOTE.

See for yourself when Nazis at the Center of the Earth, directed by Joseph Lawson, comes out on DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD April 24th.

1 comment:

  1. Many thanks for the kind words! It was a heckuva lot of fun to make. While not always easy to watch (it goes some fairly dark places) hopefully it has enough in it to satisfy everyone... maybe even be a mainstream film hit (spread the word). ;-)

    Really, the credit goes to all the dedicated and talented folks at The Asylum who really put their hearts into making NATCOTE. I was humbled to be involved. It's fantastic to be backed up by as wonderful and committed a team of various disciplines as we have... definitely great at making a first timer look better than they imagined. :-)

    As for our VFX, yeah, the folks in our little room and a few abroad (Iowa, Florida, England) make our shows better and better. We're learning what works in this amazingly fast-paced process... and looking forward to figuring it all out in the next decade or so! Thank you for noticing, we do appreciate it!

    We also sincerely hope folks enjoy the six course meal of a script from Paul Bales that NATCOTE is: War movie, nature adventure, very dark horror thriller, huge airship science fiction actioner, three love stories (two of them tragic) and even a giant... well, why spoil the surprises of April 24th? Enjoy!

    Joe Lawson, Director, Nazis at the Center of the Earth