I envisioned the making of The Watermen as sort of a Heart of Darkness situation in the marshlands of the Chesapeake Bay.
“I was pulling my hair out,” director Matt Lockhart told me. “The generator was busted or something, and we were completely shut down. I was like, ‘I think I could burn a hundred-dollar bill right now and it would cost me more to sit here and watch it than for it to actually burn.’”
And he says that he can’t wait to do it again. When I caught up with Lockhart after the screening of his feature debut at the 2011 Spooky Movie Festival, he seemed anything but stressed.