Cops vs vampires.
With The Dark Collective
being a vampire movie, is that a genre at all dear to you? And what do you
think will make your film stand out of the crowd?
horror genre has always been my favorite genre. When I was small
kid horror movies weren’t allowed, so I had to sneak around to watch Freddy,
Dark Collective has a different story for both the horror and vampire
genre, it's not the glam vampires, and you follow our lead character
through a struggle, infestation and dealing a dramatic backstory.
were your sources of inspiration when writing The Dark
am a big fan of a vampire films, but also of old school action
films like Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, along with
Lost Boys, From Dusk til
love a story where characters have real backgrounds, real purpose
and goals and walls they have to overcome.
What can you tell us about your movie's
approach to horror (as in suspense vs sudden shocks, atmosphere vs all-out
gore and the like)?
go from shock, blood/gore to suspense, to bloody action - but most of all…
lots of fun!!
Do talk about the intended overall
look and feel of your movie?
movie starts off creepy and suspenseful, we see some dramatic
characterization, then BOOM, fangs attack, we see some
blood and crazyness… cops vs vampires. I feel this is just
something different with a familiar feel in the vampire genre.
Anything you can tell us
about your projected cast yet, and why exactly these people?
am currently in Talks with Natalie Burn [Natalie
Burn interview - click here] to play a vampire hunter,
She has done many films that including heavy action like The
Expendables 3. Robert Crayton and I have been talking about doing
projects together, he’s got an awesome spot in Ant Man. Alvin Smith out
of Chicago IL, he was perfect for the part, what I had envisioned. My vampires are perfect, as you can see in the
posters… they are amazing talents.
movie's currently still in its fundraising stages, right? So what can you
tell us about your fundraising efforts?
years I have been pitching out of LA, packaging projects with
different offices. Sometimes these can take while to get off the
ground… I was thinking crowdfunding would be a good suit for this
project. I am even looking into grants as well. We have many
prizes for donators, including posters, copies of scripts, signed
autographs, custom made posters for donators, etc.
Once the funds
are raised, what's the schedule? And any idea when and where the film will
be released onto the general public yet?
film will be released at various festivals and we have arrangements to
place on Netflix and Amazon.
projects beyond The Dark Collective?
have optioned a script with a Canadian company last year and I am re-packaging that project as well. That is a Good Will
Hunting meets Rocky type of project.
got you into filmmaking in the first place, and did you receive any formal
education on the subject?
I was super young, I would watch all kinds of movies, especially films by
Spielberg and Tim Burton. I had taken various classes at MATC,
taking internships, shadowing pros, but just made it a
point to make this goal.
What can you tell us about
your filmwork prior to The Dark Collective?
have a collection of work. I produced and directed by first short film
in 2006 called the Blur Effect. I have produced other shorts such
as Debts and Crossed (vampire film). I have optioned another
feature, Luckily enough to be brought on other teams.
would you describe yourself as a director?
am very creative, I know what I want but am very open-minded with other
actors, artist, etc. I love new ideas, so we can make a better film.
I am always coming up with new ideas.
who inspire you?
will always be my favorite. My second favorite is James Cameron, I love
Mel Gibson films and early Tim Burton stuff… my list could go on.
Your favourite movies?
love Braveheart, Star Wars, The Terminator 1 and 2, Jaws, ET.
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you so much for the interview and I am looking forward to the future.
for the interview!