The Ash Taba Show
The Ash Taba Show
Aug 18, 2020
How This Producer & His Team Made Hit Horror Movie "Host" on Zoom During Lockdown | Douglas Cox
Play • 1 hr 8 min

On episode 33 I chat with film producer Douglas Cox of Shadowhouse Films. Douglas produced the horror film "Host" during Lockdown, which was all shot over Zoom and has received critical acclaim within the horror community and main stream media. He is part of the BFI Insight programme, with past work including the short film "Dawn of the Deaf" which was screened at festivals like Sundance and the BFI London Film Festival.

We talk about:

  • The journey of developing, filming and delivering a feature film within 3 months at the height of lockdown!
  • The importance of momentum as a filmmaker
  • Where the idea for "Host" came from
  • Why finding your tribe is essential - Finding collaborators where there is a mutual level of trust and ambition.
  • How he's learned by doing.
  • Being comfortable saying "No"

You can follow Douglas on Twitter at: and find out more on Shadowhouse films here:

The trailer to Host is at: and you can watch the film on and use code SHUTIN for a 30 day free trial.

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