Our Conversation with Comika Hartford

Comika Hartford is a Screenwriter, Producer, and Blerd and is a rookie this year!

Which of your achievements to date are you most proud of?

I was honored to get to be one of the co-producers of Florencia Manovil’s webseries Dyke Central, it’s a beautiful and truthful tribute to LGTBQ life in the Bay Area.

What’s your favorite horror film and why?

Alien. Because Alien.

Who is your hero in the horror world and why?

Definitely Vincent Price! He saw horror as the ultimate challenge for an artist when it comes to the suspension of disbelief… and he was right!

Share a practical tip for a woman who wants to do what you do.

Don’t be afraid to protect your vision from absolutely everyone, including people on your team.

Inspire someone who is not where they want to be in the industry yet.

The world wants to see your weird. Bring. Your Weird.

Scare the crap out of us with something you have done or plan on doing!

I plan on looking up how many days until Halloween… *shakes fist at sky*

What projects do you have coming up?

I just finished shooting Chapter 2 of my horror film The Grey Area which is set in my hometown of San Francisco. I was lucky enough to get Zorinah Juan to direct and my fellow Emersonian Eric Shapiro to produce. I’m also currently writing a screenplay about Black vampires traveling to the United States during slavery to rescue their kidnapped relatives called LEGACY, like all of American history it’s quite the horror epic!