Your upcoming movie The Psychiatrist - in a few words, what is it
about a man taking advantage of people he sees as being weaker than himself.
How did the whole project come into being, and what got it off the
written the script with David Hoyle in mind. As I wrote it, each scene I
saw David Hoyle delivering the lines. So I went to meet him and he loved
the script. I spoke to some friends who have cameras and basically it went
What were your sources of inspiration
when writing The Psychiatrist, and is some of it actually based on
real experiences with psychiatrists?
never been to see a psychiatrist but I couldn’t really say there was any
one particular topic, incident or movie that inspired the story.
What can you tell
us about your director Richard L. Davies [Richard
L. Davies interview - click here], why him, and what was your
is ambitious and has a keen eye for detail. He liked the story and was
really keen to get on board. I'd like to work with Richard on lots of
How would you describe The
Psychiatrist's approach to horror (as in suspense vs sudden shocks,
restraint vs all-out gore, ...)?
a psychological horror more than anything else. There’s a darkness to
the lead character that goes beyond the human. It’s a man in touch with
demons. Whether they be actual demons is for the audience to decide.
What can you tell us
about The Psychiatrist's cast, and why exactly these people?
David Hoyle was the only actor I'd have cast as Dr
Rosenberg. I saw him in his own movie called Uncle David and I
thought he was a tour de force in that. So it had to be him. Had he said
no, I'd have abandoned the project.
movie’s Detective, an actor called Corey McVann gave a very moving
performance. I've known Corey for many years. Nathan Head was an
interesting one, he’s mostly known for Horror and he really does
something in this movie that I don’t think he’s ever done before. All
the cast did their best and you can’t ask for anything more than that.
Corey McVann, David Hoyle
talk about the actual shoot for a bit, and the on-set atmosphere?
pulled together. It was a joy to visit the set. Everyone pulling in the
same direction to get the project completed. It was filmed in bits and
pieces because of peoples busy acting schedules but I think as a first
time movie, I'm happy with it and I really hope the cast and crew are happy
with it. Outside of that I really couldn’t care less what anyone else
thinks of the film.
$64-question of course: When and where will your film be released onto the
setting up some screenings first, I'd like the film to go through the festival circuit and then
I've got the dubious honour of putting the movie
in for classification. Not sure how that will go. I see no reason it
shouldn’t get a rating though, but you just never know. I've known writer/producers who’ve had problems
getting an accurate classification.
Any future projects you'd like to share?
we’re in pre production on a new crime movie called A New York
Story. I wrote that last year and we’ve got some really interesting
actors involved. If anyone’s interested in that, there’s a Facebook and
got you into filmmaking in the first place, and did you receive any formal
training on the subject?
schooling was watching movies. Learning how to write wasn’t an actual
academic experience for me. It’s all organic.
What can you tell us about your
filmwork prior to The Psychiatrist?
wasn’t any. I've done lots of music videos, but no feature film
talk about your company Eromeda Films for a bit!
Films is our in house company. We’ll be releasing movies to distributors
still but Eromeda Films is the production arm of what we want to achieve.
who inspire you?
Huston’s movies are always worth a look. For me his best film was Reflections
of a Golden Eye. Brando was just on fire in that and
it’s the way he’s directed that really comes across. Ermanno Olmi too.
He’s made some beautiful films. My favourite being Legend of the Holy
Drinker. It’s a haunting movie and one that will always stick in my
Your favourite movies?
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can tell you some of them, Straight Time (1978) starring Dustin
Hoffman. That movie was very underrated. Ink (2009) was really interesting
and another movie that didn’t get its due credit. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia was a revelation when I saw that. I learned so much
from watching that film. How to present a story that’s completely
bizarre and the way Peckinpah did it. I also love the original Carnival
Of Souls. And I'm into the noir movies of the 1940s because again, you
can learn so much about lighting from those films. Especially if you’re
working on a tight budget because lighting can make or break a scene.
and of course, films you really deplore?
who has enough about them to make a film gets my full respect. I don’t
believe anyone sets out to make a bad movie so yeah, I'd never slate
movie's/your company's website, Facebook, whatever else?
all at www.eromedaentertainment.com
else you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
but thank you.
for the interview!