Your project-on-the-horizon Gilgamesh
- in a few words, what
will it be about?
is a very dimensional project. It's about a lot of
things. But the main plotline focuses around a military expedition in
Siberia that goes horribly wrong. Two beings were created in the beginning
of time by the Big Bang or God, whatever one believes in, and they are
involved in a power struggle on earth. Meanwhile the military is, of
course, trying to harnass this power for its own means. There's plenty of
blood and crazyness. And even a love story.
How are preparations for Gilgamesh
going so far?
On the most part, well. I'm establishing a crew now and preparing the
most basic elements of pre-production. Still looking for additonal
The name Gilgamesh
comes from an ancient Sumerian legend. How faithful do you remain to the ancient texts?
very faithful. That is where I got the name from, but instead of a king,
my version of Gilgamesh is an entity. But does dress similar.
of inspiration for Gilgamesh?
Well, I'd have to say
the film plays out much like a Megadeth or Muse song. There's much
political upheval and social disorder.
What can you tell
us about your projected cast?
NY actress Seregon O'Dassey is playing the lead villian, Inanna. So
far, that's the only actual cast. I've had some ideas for Gilgamesh but
wanted to wait a little bit before approaching too many actors.
From what I've read,
Gilgamesh might demand quite a few special effects. What can you tell us about that
aspect of your movie yet?
Some effects, such as a meteor,
are going to require some serious planning out. My effects guy, Simon, may
end up hating me. I better shoot the footage right...
to feature quite a few violent outbursts. How far are you planning to go
concerning blood and guts?
Gilgamesh himself kills people
rather aggresively - so there'll be plenty of pig intestines and pools of
Your last film Scrooge in
the Hood was an all-out comedy. Will Gilgamesh
humour at all?
One of the human characters functions as a
comic relief a bit, but he's not in too much of the film. The flavor of
this film is pretty heavy.
Where will your film be shot, any idea
Massachusetts and Maine.
It might be way too early to ask, but any idea when
and where Gilgamesh might be out?
It's not being
shot for a while, so... 2 years perhaps? Yeah, seems far off!
currently also involved in a webseries called Boston Massacre. What
can you tell us about that one?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
I haven't shot any episodes
for Boston Massacre yet - there's a little piece of it in Scrooge
in the Hood. If the crowd likes it enough I will make into a
webseries. Basically, it's a Death Wish-style parody, that is
somewhat serious, somewhat funny.
Any other present or
future projects of yours you'd like to talk about?
think that's it for now. I couldn't produce anything else right now, haha!
film's website, Facebook, whatever else?
You can find us on
FB under Boston Film Family, LLC. And my website is http://www.richardchandlerp.com.
are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
if anyone would like to invest in Gilgamesh
let me know!
about it, thanks for the great interview!
for the interview!