Julian Lara on his new book: WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD
Julián Lara (Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies, Till Death Do Us Part) moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to achieve his Film Degree; years later he graduated with Honors at The Los Angeles Film School. There he lived a lot of adventures and now he is talking all about it in his new book: WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD. Previously he wrote Directed By, which contained advice for low budget upcoming filmmakers.
SPANISHFEAR.COM wanted to know more about his new project and he nicely answered our questions:
Why did you wait so long to publish your second book?
Because it was the right time to do so. Nine years, exactly, after my first book ‘Directed By’ I’m back as a book writer, isn’t it great?
As the cover says it’s about your adventures in U.S. What kind of adventures are these?
All kind of adventures, good and bad as well. Living in Los Angeles is living on the edge, as Aerosmith sang many years ago. I’m happy of the good things that happened to me, but I’m not proud of the bad things that happened to me, however, I’m telling them all, because, despite how bad the misadventures might be, I’ve got the balls to tell them with details, because life is hard, but not meant to be hidden.
Will it be only in Spanish? Any chance for a translation in English?
So far, I think it will be available only in Spanish, but hopefully we will have the book in English sooner than later.
Will it be sold only in Spain or around the world?
I think it will be on sale in many online sites such as Amazon, so worldwide I guess.
Is there something inside the book, I mean kind of CD or DVD?
Inside the book you will find a QR code that will grant you access, exclusively, to a feature film documentary, titled ‘This is Hollywood’, which completes the experience after reading the book.
Are you working on any film right now?
Actually I’m working right now on a TV series based on my characters, the Deadhunter, thanks to a Madrid-based production company interested in the project.
Elena Anele is the woman in charge of SPANISHFEAR.COM, Horror Rises from Spain and Un Fan de Paul Naschy . A literature and cinema researcher, finishing her postgraduate studies with a thesis about the mystic filmmaker José Val del Omar. She has published in different media and books as Fangoria or Hidden Horror. She has also been in charge of several translations including Javier Trujillo’s complete works, La Mano Film Fest, The Man who Saw Frankenstein Cry and many more.