Director J.T. Petty presented his new film, The Burrowers. Petty, who had already presented two movies at previous editions, Soft for Digging (2001) and S&Man (2006), is now a candidate for the In competition Official Fantàstic Selection award.
The Burrowers is a movie that's a mixture of western and horror. As for the creatures that appear in the film, the North American director explained that "it took us a long time to design them, and we drew our inspiration from dragons, spiders and various other insects".
"T tried to explain the story as visually as possible, concentrating on the mystery of the monsters and the human's reaction towards these creatures".
Petty also talked about two future projects that include a remake of The Culpepper Cattle Co. (Dick Richards, 1972) and a movie for child audiences.