Dan Weatherer (pictured right at The Chained Oak) began writing horror after losing his job at the start of 2013, a cruel twist of fate that turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
Discovered and published by Scathe Meich Beorh, his first ever tale "The Legend of the Chained Oak" was an immediate success and has been made into a movie this Autumn in conjunction with film and TV producer Dean Midas Maynard.
The film was shot between Thursday, September 12, and Sunday, September 15, and is not expected to be released until early 2014.
Mr Weatherer said: "The film is still in postproduction and it is going to months before we get something to pass around, we're looking at early next year.
"Dean and I pulled in a crew from all over the country and we used a lot of locals and businesses for extras and locations.
"I wrote both the original short story, which you can find on our site http://legendofthechainedoakmovie.co.uk and the movie.
"I also co-produced it with Dean. The director was a chap named Mark Mooney."
Dan's next major project is a solo collection of short stories that will appear early 2014 via 'Horrified Press' tentatively titled "The Soul That Screamed".
He will also collaborate with film-maker John Williams in the near future.
He lives in Staffordshire and is married to Jenni and aside from his writing he is a full time dad to his daughter Bethany.
Published Short Stories: "The Legend of the Chained Oak" May 2013, Haunted maga z i n e .
(http://legendofthechainedoakmovie.co.uk) "Once a Butchers Wife" June 22nd 2013, Hell Whores Volume 2 (Horrified press) "Pride and PowerPoint" via Kindle Self Publishing (13/3/13) "Florian" August 2013, Haunted Magazine "The Lazarus Stratum" September 2013, Suffer Eternal vol 3 (Horrified press) "The Curse of Colyton" - September 2013, Suffer Eternal vol 3 (Horrified press) "The Fall of Silas Galloway" September 2013, Suffer Eternal Vol 3 (Horrified press) "The Fall of Silas Galloway" October 2013, Daylight Dims (Stealth Fiction) Film work: Writer and co-producer of the movie "The Legend of the Chained Oak"
(Weatherer/Maynard Productions) Follow Dan on Facebook at Dan Weatherer Author.
The official site for "The Legend of the Chained Oak" - http://legendofthechainedoakmovie.co.uk