Your upcoming movie Gilgamesh - in a few words, what is it about?
The main plot-line centers around two ancient entities,
Gilgamesh, and Inanna. Inanna, having the qualities of a virus, moves planet
to planet killing all life. She is set free, by mistake, on a government
funded expedition to Siberia. She then summons a meteor to destroy the planet
and chaos ensues.
What were your inspirations when writing Gilgamesh?
There is a lot of political uprising and betrayal. I'd have to
credit music mainly the bands Muse, and Megadeth, for their political themes.
As for the supernatural elements, I guess I've always had a thing for ancient
Do talk about the look and feel of the movie for a bit!
sci-fi, where it kind of takes places in its own universe. The government
is overrun by very strange characters. There are a lot fetishy costumes
and dark, creepy locations. Everything is very cold: the weather, the
far as I know, Gilgamesh
features quite a bit of violence. So what
can you tell us about your movie's brutal bits, and was there ever a line
you refused to cross?
A couple of people die
pretty brutally. There are some exposed intestines, throats being cut. I
don't think we crossed any lines, in terms of violence; but there
certainly is a lot.
You of course also have to talk
about your movie's special effects work for a bit!
had a local FX artist, Justin Briggs work on some of the effects. Some
nice quality gashes, squirting blood, and of course bloody boobs (hey,
it's what people want to see). We will also have Simon Hannon place in CGI,
including a meteor hovering over the city.
also appear in front of the camera in Gilgamesh
- so what can you
tell us about your character, and what did you draw upon to bring him to
My character was a former CIA agent
that went crazy and helped to overthrow the government, turning it
communist. He talks really slow almost as if he has a neurological issue
and is a real sadist. Perhaps the creepiest character I've played. I drew
from the real life Russian crazy-man Rasputin.
Do talk about the rest of your cast for a bit, and
why exactly these people?
There's a lot of
talented people in this film. We got Joe Gannascoli who played Vito on The
Sopranos. To work with someone who played a lead character on one of the
biggest shows of all time was great. Also, Melantha Blackthorne [Melantha
Blackthorne interview - click here], genre
favorite, who plays the wife of the archeologist David Murphy, who is
seduced by Inanna and frees her from Gilgamesh's 'prison'. David is played
by local actor Josh Davis, who also did a great job bringing out the
humanity in the film. As oppossed to Emily Coleman and Oselito Joeseph who
play Inanna and Gilgamesh - their job was to act as inhuman and distant as
possible, which they did.
What can you tell us about the
shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
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was the best set I've been on. If problems came up, we handled it. People
got along well, and things moved rather smoothly.
Any idea when
and where Gilgamesh might be released yet?
thinking very early 2015.
there ever be a Gilgamesh II - and/or other future projects you'd
like to share?
There could be a sequel, but
probably not, unless people go crazy for this, of course. With indie
films, sequels are rare. I think my next project as director will be
called Witch Hunt. More of an old school horror film.
Your/your movie's website, Facebook,
People can find us on Facebook at Boston Film Family
LLC. We have a group and a page!
Thanks for the
Thank you very much, always