(Feature Comedy Film - Directed by John Foutz, Written by Dexter Goad)

Mere Adams (Alexa Yeames), professional psychologist, has two weeks to make $10,000 so she opens her office doors 24/7 to a crazy assortment of people in need of her psychiatric services.

The film stars Alexa Yeames, Vanelle, Elijah Chester, Nathaniel J Brown, Candice Broom, Emily Foutz, Lindsay Kilgore, Amanda Elizabeth, Tara Nicole Azarian, Jennifer Rossoli, Will Baker and John Foutz.

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The following are 20 questions asked to John Foutz about "Dirt Cheap Therapy" From Stuart Bannerman and Harold Leavitt of FromPage2Screen Media Podcast.

Stuart Asks
1: The title, "Dirt Cheap Therapy" is a punchy title, where or who came up with that?
Dexter Goad came up with that.

2: Every project comes from a single spark, what was the initial spark that caused "Dirt Cheap Therapy" to enter the world and when?
Dexter pitched the project to me back around May of this year. I thought the concept was genius, and signed on. Dexter has been working with so many great comedic actors for his audioplays and I think that's where sow of his inspiration came from. Talented people tend to inspire you like that.

3:When you make a project, who is the first person you show it to?
The people who will tell you, straight up, what works and what doesn't. If I want a warm-fuzzy review, I'll show it to my mother. LOL! I don't show it to the haters, mind you. Just the talented people I trust to look at it from the angle of their expertise. Two of the people at the screening at my house have strong audio backgrounds and they made a lot of suggestions there. I'm more focused on the "look" of the film, so I near to hear from those guys.

4: People ask 'whats it about' How long does it take you to get that 'concept phrase' perfected to sum the film up for them.
It's changed a little since pre-production. Characters on the page come to life through the actors and sometimes your opinions change through that process. I wound up playing James Krugar, the main character's nemesis. He was a profane bastard on the page and I decided to give him a reason for being a douchebag, his high IQ. He's still a prick, but you can almost feel sorry for him while loathing him.

5: Every film has a destination and a plan that you have in mind for it. - What's the journey you'd like "Dirt Cheap Therapy" to take?
Fantastically, silver screen release. But, realistically more along the lines of domestic and international distribution. We have it on BluRay and DVD.

6: Woody Allen thinks of his films like infants. And once you've released the film into the world, you move on to the next project. How hard is it to move on from a film, if in fact you do move on from them?
Project-wise, I have to not over-think things. With nonlinear editing, you can make changes easily/quickly which adds to the number of possibilities for a scene. Different camera angles bring about different emotions from the audience and would one be better than another without losing those who don't see things the same way. Sounds convoluted, but you want your movie to be the best it can be.
On the personal side, movie making is so much fun when you're surrounded by the right people and "Dirt Cheap Therapy" had that group in front of and behind the camera. Those are the good times you remember.

7: Once Dirt Cheap Therapy is done. What's next for you?
I have two scripts that I'd like to finish writing. One is old-school monster/scifi and the other is an conspiracy theory/action/thriller.

8: What scares you (if anything) when making a project and how do you overcome that fear?
Comedies are tough because you wonder if a joke is too much on the nose or too "inside" for people to get. You want your audience to relate in a positive way. When I heard the audience at the screening laughing at every scene, I felt accomplished. But that was a specific answer. Overall, you have to truly care about the project, immerse yourself in it until you know the story and it's characters intimately, and tell the story sticking to your vision. Eddie Van Halen once said he wrote for himself and people could listen or not. I think there's a mid-point where you can keep your vision while respecting the sensibilities of your audience. Making money without selling out.

9: If you had to pick a single element of film making that you would happily do for the rest of your life, what single element would that be?
That's a tough call. If I had to ditch all my hats but one, I'd keep the directing hat. But that hat would be my pass to everything else as well, so I guess I can't chose.

10: Do you read reviews, listen to radio reviews of your projects and whats your routine for those? Pile them up, or read them as they come.
I'm honored to have a project worth reviewing so I'll read it. I take it all with a grain of salt, though. If the scenes continue to move me, I'm pleased.


Harold asks:
1. What was the inspiration for this film?
To make people laugh.

2. Compared to your other movies is this a romantic comedy?
Not really, although "Mere" does love her patients and they love her in return.

3. How did you enjoy filming this over your previous works?
We were extremely fortunate to be allowed to use the home office of ERA Four Seasons Realty in Albemarle, North Carolina as our main, practical set. It's a short distance from my house so I wasn't losing sleep in a strange bed. The lake house location is owned by my folks so I spent the night there and was not late to the set (LOL). Besides the convenience, I enjoyed the positive energy the cast brought with them. Funny people in funny scenes.

4. What did you learn from your last project that you used on the film, and what did you learn on this film that you will use in your next film?
I guess this is the result from learning from GUERRILLA! and Trim Reaper and rolling that knowledge into "Nerds of Steele". We used actors and crew that we had 100% faith in which sped production. With "Dirt Cheap Therapy", we had a story that would not

5.By the end of the movie do we ever find out what the psychologist needs the money for?
Yes. Total Disney moment, for 12.3 seconds, and then it's on to more comedy.

6. In the teaser trailer you have a couple that reminded me of the husband and wife from Friday Night Lights?
I've heard of that show but have never seen it, but thanks for thinking Jennifer Rossoli and Will Baker look like prime time broadcast network actors.

7. Does this movie make fun of any other movies you've done or anyone else has done?
We make fun of Dexter in a special way. Not as disrespected as his character in GUERRILLA, though. One character makes fun of "Vampire Diaries" and one character talks about her boyfriend's addiction to "The Black Guy Who Tips" podcast.

8. In the teaser trailer there is a guy in a garbage bag and a black women making crazy noises. Do we see more of them in the movie?
Definitely. All a part of the zany cast of characters that roll through Mere's office.

9. Will there be a sequel to the movie?
We certainly hope so. I think a TV series would work nicely as well.

10. What are the plans for this movie, Sundance Movie fest or some Indi film fest?
Dexter is shopping the film at AFM for the next week. The outcome of that trek will define where we take it next.

11. Where can we find this movie when it comes out?
We plan to have a premiere in Charlotte [NC] and one in Raleigh [NC] sometime in December. After that, it could be on DVD, BluRay, or streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, who knows.