On this Shaun of the Dead episode we get a visit from Steadicam Operator Paul Edwards, who walks us through his more memorable camera work on the production. Then stick around for a post Shaun of the Dead screening discussion with Rosa Martins. And we conclude with an in-depth chat with Composer Dan Mudford as we learn what it takes to score one of the greatest horror comedies of all time.
Paul Edwards is one of the most in-demand Steadicam operators in the movie industry. Besides working on the majority of the Harry Potter franchise, he's consistently shoots films for directors like Ridley Scott, Danny Boyle and Guy Ritchie.
In 2004, he was called in to do Steadicam on a low budget horror/comedy with an unknown director. That movie became the cult sensation 'Shaun of the Dead' directed by Edgar Wright. Paul's work on that film would go onto become some of the most iconic sequences in the film including the hilarious pre and post morning walks to the convenience store.
Paul's latest projects include Sam Raimi's Doctor Strange and In The Multiverse of Madness and the newest Enola Holmes. We look forward to seeing more of his work in the upcoming 'Havoc' starring Tom Hardy and directed by Gareth Evans (The Raid 1 & 2).
Composer, Artist, Musician
Dan Mudford is a composer and documentarian best known for his work on the British comedy ‘Shaun of the Dead’. He first gained recognition in the musical world from his bands O Yuki Conjugate and Sons of Silence. Dan’s music made it into the hands of up and coming director, Edgar Wright, who recognized how cinematic it was and featured it in his television show, ‘Spaced’, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. As ‘Shaun of the Dead’ started its pre-production process, Wright brought on Dan and fellow bandmate Pete Woodhead to score the music for his hyperkinetic comedy. Working tireless hours in the room adjacent to the editing booth, Dan and Pete were able to intertwine horror and comedy elements along with touches of tangible emotion to make one unforgettable score.
After scoring ‘Shaun of the Dead’, Dan shifted gears and became a documentarian for many of the behind the scenes features on Wright’s home video releases including Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs the World.