Your new movie Bad Moon Rising - in a few words, what's
about 3 girls who star is a paranormal exploration how that's
about to be cancelled and in an effort to save their show they
accept and offer to go and investigate some disappearances
over in a small town in Bulgaria.
With Bad Moon Rising
being a werewolf movie
- is that a genre at all dear to you, and some of your genre
favourites? And what do you think makes your movie stand out of
I do love a good werewolf movie. My dad was a big fan of
American Werewolf in London so I saw that pretty early on, and
I love Dog Soldiers.
Bad Moon Rising
around a team of paranormal investigators - so what can you tell
us about your approach to and your research on that aspect of
your film? And have you ever taken part in a "ghost
hunt", or would you be up for it?
would love to believe in ghosts and I love the thought of them
and find ghost stories fascinating, but I'm a bit seeing is
believing and I'm yet to have seen anything to prove their
have been on a few ghost hunts actually, but I find the people
that run them tend to influence the outcomes and that nothing
spooky happens that can't be explained.
Other sources of inspiration when
writing Bad Moon Rising?
was actually inspired by some guerrilla footage I shot out in
Bulgaria and wrote the film around that and was going to
incorporate that footage, but then we ended up with a change in
casting and couldn't use it.
What can you tell us about your movie's approach
a really low budget film and was kind of an experiment to see
what we could achieve. The film starts out with some fun, choppy magazine interview style
scenes and footage from their show Scream Team, and then
takes the team over to Bulgaria for the investigating, and I
think we have an interesting take on how werewolves are
You also play one of the leads in
Bad Moon Rising
- so what can you tell us about your character, what did you
draw upon to bring her to life, and did you write her with
yourself in mind from the get-go?
I wanted the three characters to have very different
personalities, but all very strong personalities. I play Lucy
who is the fame-hungry, haughty one.
about the rest of your cast, and why exactly these people?
I'd worked with Honey Homes before and both the director and I
loved her audition, and Lore Peta actually stepped in the night
before we started shooting as there was a last minute casting
change and she nailed it. I think the dynamics on set were
much better as a result of that so despite some crazy
rewriting that had to happen it worked out for the best.
What can you tell
us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
It was actually an amazing atmosphere. Because it was so low
budget, everybody was there because they really wanted to be
there, and they all worked so hard. We had some really long
days, we shot in February/March, so some of the forest days
were particularly cold, but I had numerous crew members coming
up to me and saying it was their favourite production they'd
worked on as everyone was so nice and although it was hard
work they had fun. I
think filmmaking should be like that, nobody goes into film
because they HAVE to, they go into it because they WANT to, so
as long as everyone gives their all they should also be
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I wrote a first draft of a vampire themed script during lockdown
so I'll planning to get back to that soon. I find writing much
easier during the winter when the evenings get dark earlier
and I'm cosy indoors, and then hopefully I'll be able to get
that in to production in 2022.
lockdown I also co-wrote a full 6 part series with Cheryl Neve,
so we'd like to get that in to production too.
Things have really picked up now actingwise since lockdown, I've
been filming Powertool Cheerleaders vs the Boyband of the
Screeching Dead, The Pocket Film of Superstitions,
that Zombies Built, Werewolf Cabal and Eating Miss Campbell,
and am due to shoot for Blood Demons next month which I'm
really excited about as my character is really different.
also working on a follow up album to Vamp with Will
Your/your movie's website, social media, whatever else?
just launched a Murder Mystery business, again with Cheryl, we
tend to have great ideas when we've had a bottle of prosecco -
have different themed packages available for 6, 8, 10 or 12
players with all the instructions, scripts and things needed
for people to host their own murder mystery nights either
virtually or as parties.
for the interview!