You are currently looking for funding for not one but five
films you are planning to make at the same time. Before we go into detail
regarding the individual movies, how is it possible to shoot five films
all at once, and how are you planning on doing it?
The "at once" term is loose. We will do one at a time then go
directly into the next one. We hoped to be wrapped with all five by the
end of June. On accident we did Ding Ding Dead and Corporate Cut Throat
Massacre the same way. Then it was just poor planning going one into
another but it worked. I'm going to have a lot of the crew and a lot of
the same cast. We will hit a good rhythm by the second film and then it
will be cake.
Girl Gang Street Fighter - what is it about, what were your
Honestly, if Ding Ding Dead
this would have been made already. This is an older story than that one. I
just had interest in Ding Ding Dead
so we went with that. But the Pinky Enga of
Japan, the 70's especially is the biggest influence for this film. Guerrilla
Boss is my all time favorite of the genre and Miki Sugimato is
With Awesome Girl Gang Street Fighter
being an obvious spoof of/hommage to Japanese pinky girl gang movies of
old, what do you find so appealing about the genre as such, and some of
your genre favourites?
There is a lot that is great. One
thing I guess would be its innocence to sex. Because they couldn't show
sex on screen they would do these ridiculous over-exaggerated or under-exaggerated sex scenes that
make you go "I remember being 14 and
being that awkward", and then the violence is hard and there's almost
more nudity in the fight scenes than the love scenes. The gross humor is
also really funny. Whether someone got pissed on or gave someone crabs.
Those were just different films, man. The genre is still kinda around but
it's not the same at all. Awesome Girl Gang Street Fighter is going to be more fun and less adult.
A few words about Gritty?
is one of my oldest scripts. Probably the second one I ever wrote. It's
just really fucked up.
basic premise of Gritty is that everyone dies, right? In a word,
Well, it's kinda like two movies in one. The first
half of the film we meet these five girls who just had the worst spring
break of their lives. They don't want to go home unless they can have at
least one good night. They have a wild night, are rude to people, get outta
control, then go back to their room where they pass out. Enter: the guys
they were shitty to that night. They show up to have a party with the
comatose girls. Then we learn about them. Something goes wrong, somebody
dies, and then it's about desenstion, betrayal, it keeps getting worse
and worse. Everyone gets their comeuppance.
Creep Creepersin's Dracula?
is about a man who believes himself to be
He is held
prisoner, so it seems, in his estate. He sees a psychiatrist daily to help
him through his loneliness, pain and guilt. His servant brings women to
him nightly to feed off of, but he loathes it so much he hooks them up to
an IV of sorts and just drinks them like a milkshake.
Creepersin's Frankenstein, you took quite a few vast liberties
regarding the source material. So how true will Creep Creepersin's
Dracula stay to Bram Stoker's famous novel?
will be great liberties, but the Stoker tale plays a much larger part in
this. The film was really inspired not by the film Martin but by the
character of Martin in that film. So mix Martin
up with Nosferatu and this
is what you get.
Bam! The Ghost started like so many movies
of mine do. We were shooting Cannibal Blood Girl, and as a joke, when asked
what I was doing next, I on the fly said "a movie about nothing where
a ghost just jumps out and tells BAM! Completely breaking the fourth wall
and no one inside the film even realizes this is happening." of
course everyone hated it and said not to do it. Except James Cullen
Bressack [James Cullen
Bressack interview - click here]. He said to do it. Lol. But everyone else hated it. It's like
those YouTube videos your friend would make you watch because something is
gonna jump out and scare you. I hated that and it took me FOREVER to be
able to watch a video online because I thought for sure something would
jump out and scare me. I tried this trick in Finger Bang too. And at the
one and only screening of it, it worked on half the crowd - and that's good
enough for me to try to see how it could play out as a feature.
At least to me, Bam! The Ghost!
sounds like a satire of reality TV, the proverbial "15 minutes of
fame" and the like. Is there any truth to that assumption?
a little. It was a little hard trying to find a premise that people would
invest in knowing that Bam would have nothing to do with it. So now, Bam
has haunted the film itself and the ghosthunters are annoyed and
clueless. They know Bam exists and know he is real, but Bam is so eager to be
on TV that he now follows them to investigation after investigation. So
they know he's real but don't care. They want to find other spirits, more
cooperative spirits. But instead, Bam ruins everything. I'm sure it's how
Zak Baggins will be once he crosses over. Lol!
Yes. Fork You!
Obvious question: Why forks?
not forks? They hurt. Have you ever been stabbed with a fork? I have. Not
pleasant. The idea happened by complete accident. Our daughter, who is
almost nine, is like the morality police around here. I tend to hurt
myself a lot by stubbing my toe, slamming fingers in the door or what have
you and I yell obscenities. One comes up more than others. And that one
starts with an F. When I say that my daughter tells at me, "fork dad!
Language!" - so then after awhile like any good trained animal, I
started yelling fork. Then I playfully told my wife to fork off one time
she said fork you, I told her to fork herself and we started laughing.
Three minutes later I had a story arc for four films about this guy called
Forkface who kills people with a fork. In the second film, Fork You
Twice!, we learn how he got to be this way, but his skin is melted
and there are parts like over his mouth where skin comes down like the
teeth of a fork. It's just a real tongue in cheek, super ultra camp
slasher flick. Again, a joke that kinda caught on. I think more people
working on this slate are more excited about Fork You! than anything.
everything goes as planned regarding funding, when do you plan to shoot
your films, and how long do you reckon it will take?
to be wrapped by July. I have other stuff going on after that so we have
kind of a deadline.
tentative cast lined up yet?
Yes. There will be some
regulars in the mix. Like Matty Thunders, Elina Madison, Julie Rose, Dawna
Lee Heising, hopefully Felissa Rose, and so forth, and also a lot of new to
me people like Bruce Hart, Suziey Block (who is in Wonder Valley that I
produced), Berna Roberts, Ronnie Kerr, there are so many people coming out
for these it's going to be a blast.
Since you've got 5 films
lined up already, this might sound like a stupid question, but - any
future projects beyond your 2012-slate?
Yes. This is just
the first half of the slate. There are a bunch more I'm
"supposed" to do. Like Murderous Assholes and Final
Girl. Also, the next slate has This Sickness, The Double D
Assassin, Satanicus, Tranny Trainwreck and Fork You Twice!.
I'm also supposed to do a
film called Girls Weekend in the fall. And also Ancient Alien Exorcism I'm
supposed to do this summer for another company. Let's see how this goes!
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Anything else you
are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
band has three releases this year hopefully. An EP that will be out super
soon called Venus Attacks Creepersin. A full length in October called
Creepersin Lovecamp 69, and this Xmas a CD/DVD combo called Creepersin Go
Home! that will have the documentary of our 2011 US tour called Reanimated
for the interview!