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Local Horror Writers Meet! Wilson Talks To Beck And Woods

October 27th, 2019

In March 2018, local filmmakers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods were still relatively unknown, although that was about to change. The duo, who grew up in Bettendorf and currently reside in Los Angeles, were about to skyrocket to stardom with a little film they’d written called “A Quiet Place.”   Beck and Woods have since made another film, “Haunt,” which is available on DVD and streaming services, and have a number of other projects in the works.   However, before that all happened, the duo were happy to sit down for an interview with me at the South By Southwest Festival.... Read More

Beck And Woods Teaming With Raimi, Farmiga, Livingston For Horror Anthology

October 7th, 2019

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the former local filmmakers behind the horror hits “A Quiet Place” and “Haunt,” are back with a new horror anthology film set in Iowa, and they’re teaming up with some big names — including former Iowan Ron Livingston. According to Beck, “Our next project includes five of our favorite things: Sam Raimi, Taissa Farmiga, Ron Livingston, horror, and our home state of Iowa! We’re honored to be writing and directing the episode “Almost There” for the upcoming anthology 50 STATES OF FRIGHT.” More information... Read More

Scott Beck Talks ‘Bride Wore Blood’

September 23rd, 2019

In 2006, on the heels of Bettendorf duo of Bryan Woods, 22, and Scott Beck, 22, grabbing first prize in the MTV-U Best Film on Campus contest, the duo sold one of their prizes, a big screen TV, to fund their next film, a contemporary western called “The Bride Wore Blood.” The film was shot locally and featured a Quad-Cities cast, including star Jim Siokos, and crew, including a soundtrack by Scott Morschhauser of the Kabalas and Metrolites, and debuted on DVD and on the big screen at the Putnam IMAX. At the time, I interviewed Scott Beck about the project. Here’s the result: Q: What led you... Read More

Scott Beck And Bryan Woods’ “Indulgent” Music Video

September 20th, 2019

Many famous directors have gotten their start in music videos or had them on their resume, and Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the local masterminds behind such hits as “A Quiet Place” and “Haunt” are no different. Back in 2012, the duo filmed a video for Vanaprasta’s song “Self Indulgent Feeling,” which features several local landmarks and actors, including Ragged Records and area actors Justin Marxen, Shane Simmons, Travis Shepherd and Scott Morschhauser. Check it out here:  Read More

Looking At The Promise of Beck and Woods on ‘Nightlight,’ ‘Spread’

September 19th, 2019

Two of the more ambitious and promising projects Scott Beck and Bryan Woods embarked upon before hitting it big with “A Quiet Place” and “Haunt” were “Nightlight” and “Spread.” “Spread” was a proposed series for MTV which involved a deadly virus overtaking the world in apocalyptic fashion. It featured local actor Justin Marxen, who also starred in a number of their earlier films and stars in the new “Haunt.” You can check out a couple of the promos for “Spread” here:   “Nightlight” was a found footage... Read More

Beck and Woods Win Saturn Award For ‘A Quiet Place’

September 18th, 2019

The awards keep rolling in for Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the former Quad-Cities filmmakers who scored a huge hit with “A Quiet Place,” and have a new film, “Haunt,” in theaters. The duo won two awards, for Best Horror Release and Best Screenplay, for “A Quiet Place” at the Saturn Awards Monday in Hollywood. The pair’s acceptance speech for Best Screenplay can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/beckandwoods/videos/543914246377367/?q=beck%2Fwoods&epa=SEARCH_BOX    Read More

Quad Cities Beck and Woods Conquer The SXSW World

September 18th, 2019

In March 2018, national film writer Connie Corcoran Wilson had the opportunity to interview former Quad-Cities filmmakers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods for her blog, http://www.weeklywilson.com. Connie currently regularly contributes to QuadCities.com and has offered us the chance to run her interview with them here. Two Q-C natives, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, won over the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, this weekend as the film they wrote, “A Quiet Place,” opened the festival and wowed audiences. The duo began making films as teenagers in Bettendorf, moved on to create a number of short films... Read More

Beck and Woods Flashback To ‘Impulse’

September 17th, 2019

Long before they heard the loud cheers for “A Quiet Place,” and the screams for “Haunt,” Scott Beck and Bryan Woods built up a sizeable catalog of films, some of which were local, featuring Quad-Cities’ actors, and some of which were put into production featuring some well-known names. “Impulse” was one of the latter, featuring the actor Christopher Kennedy Masterson from the TV show “Malcolm in the Middle.” Want to learn more about the film? Below is the story I originally wrote in November 2009 for my blog, What The *&&^%^*($ Is Sean Leary Thinking: DES MOINES, November... Read More

Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Scaring Up New Films With ‘Haunt,’ ‘Boogeyman’

September 15th, 2019

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods aren’t slowing down. The duo, who grew up making indie films since their teen years in Bettendorf, Iowa, and currently reside in Los Angeles, shot to prominence with “A Quiet Place” last year, after over a decade of under-the-radar ups-and-downs in Hollywood. Currently, Beck and Woods are in Canada in pre-production on a new project they’re “not allowed to talk about yet,” that they’re writing and directing. “It should be a fun one,” Wood said. “I wish we could other than we’re still following our heart down the horror genre that path and we think... Read More

A behind-the-scenes peek at ‘Haunt’

September 15th, 2019

This weekend, “Haunt,” the major studio directorial debut of former Quad-Citians Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, and starring local actor Justin Marxen, debuts on screens and digital platforms worldwide! And today, you can enjoy a look behind the scenes of the film, courtesy of these photos by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods! On their Instagram, Beck and Woods wrote, “Two years ago, we were filming @hauntmovie with this amazing crew. Enjoy a brief peek behind the scenes of making the movie!” We hope you have fun with the pictures, and we hope you enjoy checking out “Haunt”... Read More