Your upcoming movie Moth - in a few words, what's it going to
Moth is about an enthusiastic lecturer and her student, who travel
to Europe to go after the mythology of the Mothman, but soon the two have
to fight for survival. Hopefully, it will be an edge-of-your-seat horror
movie with great locations, interesting characters and storyline.
What were your inspirations for dreaming up Moth,
and did you do any actual research on the myth of the Mothman
First of all, I really like legends and stories based on true events. The
legend of Mothman
is one that really drew my attention, moreover, not too
many films deal with this character. Of course, I saw and really liked
The Mothman Prophecies with Richard Gere, but I am sure Moth
will be a unique interpretation. I did some research and saw almost all Mothman-related movies and after that I started to write the script.
Just like your last movie
Moth is shot found footage-style - so what do you find so appealing
about that style of filmmaking, and how do you think Moth will
stand out of the crowd?
One of the most important things for an independent filmmaker is the
budget and this is one of the most appealing aspects of found footage style.
In addition to this, it can be really exciting for the audience to put
them into the center of the events and watch the film just as if they were
the main characters. With Moth
we would like to follow the rules of this genre, however just as was the
case with Bodom, we will try to tell this
story in a smart way.
How would you describe Moth's
approach to horror (as in suspense vs sudden shocks, atmosphere vs all-out
gore and the like)?
We are much more into mystery and suspense in storytelling than gore and
sprinkling of litres of fake blood, hence we intend to shoot a film with a
chilly atmosphere with sublime landscapes, exciting characters and eerie
musical score while focusing on the human side of our protagonists.
Do talk about the film's intended
overall look and feel for a bit?
It can change as we are in the pre-production of the film but we agreed
that Moth needs to be cold…it will be reflected in the colours of the
images, the wardrobe, the lights, etc. We started something with Bodom,
experienced a lot of things in case of horror movie making but we also
made mistakes. We intend to correct those failures and turn our updated
knowledge into the advantage of this upcoming project.
Anything you can tell
us about your projected key cast and crew yet, and why exactly these
J.G.: The majority of the crew came from our previous feature Bodom.
Gergö is responsible for co-directing, shooting and editing the film as
well as composing the score. Regarding me, I was in charge of the
script and after 2012, one will be able to see me in the leading role
again. We are extremely happy to introduce Lídia Szabó, a very
enthusiastic and talented actress. The film’s executive producer is John
Lepper, founder of TheBlood-Shed, while co-producers are Sándor Gál of
Rovar Pictures, Viola Major, co-producer of Bodom
and Kitti Galambos, producer of Gergo’s previous short film Blue
As far as I know, Moth is still in
pre-production - so what's the schedule, and any idea when and where the
film might be released yet (even though it might be waaay to early to
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That’s right, it is still in pre-production, however, some smaller
scenes have already been tried out and shot. Principal photography will be
in September and October, and it is supposed to be completed in January
2016. Talking about distribution might be quite early at this moment.
Fortunately, people are interested, so knock on wood. I’m pretty
sure it will be available to people, but I do not know if it is going to
get a bigger or a smaller release. We have reasonable contacts, thus
we’ll do our best.
Any future projects beyond Moth you'd like
We have a couple of ideas from which we may carry out something, but right
now, we are busy with Moth.
Your/your movie's website, Facebook, whatever
One can follow the process of making Moth
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/h5R3jiNVhfo
Thanks for the interview!