Your new movie Creeper -
in a few words, what is it about?
frustrated serial killers who prey on women. The love story that develops is
an attempt for our main character to try and have a normal loving
relationship. Even a monster can fall in love.
being a horror movie, is that a genre at all dear to you, and some of your
not to get stuck in a category for films, but
falls into that horror/thriller category. I've always been drawn to films in this genre that
focus on the character development. Not that I don't love an all-out slasher
film, but it's more fun when you're rooting for someone to either live or die.
Movies with eccentric serial killers like Seven, American Psycho,
Natural Born Killers, Nightmare on Elm Street series, and so many more I can't think of off
the top of my head, but these definitely fit for Creeper. The idea that
everything is seen in a different way by different people. Pretty much base my
life on John Carpenter's They
What were your inspirations when writing Creeper?
producer Marc Wells came up with the name and wanted to do a film about a
serial killer bus driver. Sat down to write it and ended up going in my own
get rather violent at times - so was there ever a line you refused to
cross, and what can you tell us about the violence in your film as such?
is a lot of shock value scenes that to me are pertinent to the character's
development. I've found it's been shocking to a lot of my female friends
but I assure you you have to watch the whole film to get the big picture.
can you tell us about your overall approach to your genre at hand?
character development. Not a lot of morally rewarding people in the film
and that's how it's suppose to be.
talk about your cast for a bit, and why exactly these people?
can't praise them enough. We were working with a tiny budget and everyone
brought there A game from the lead characters to the cameos. Some of the
scenes between Levi Anderson [Levi
Anderson interview - click here] and Chloe Rosenthal still give me goosebumps.
Everyone killed it... figuratively and literally.
can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
be hard to believe but everyone on the cast and crew is hilarious. I had
to vote against a gag reel, thought it would take away from the intensity
of the film. Everyone believed in the project and the potential it has.
few words about audience and critical reception of Creeper
guys had a great write up. Thank you. It's been received very well and
even won Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Actor at
The Killer Valley
Horror Film Festival last year. The idea is to get the word out hear, the
negative and positive so we can become better filmmakers and expose people
to what's going on in Southern Oregon.
From what I've heard, you have only recently
finished your movie Covet Thy Neighbor, right? So you of course
have to talk about that one?
Covet Thy Neighbor is done and released. Check it out along with
Creeper and 100 Watt Mind
music video at our website, http://tunnel13films.com.
Bam, major plug. Little bit of a genre switch on this one. More of
a marijuana-, sex-fueled crime drama. Don't want to give too much away so
check it out.
Any future projects you'd
like to share?
will be hitting a lot of different genres, some new music videos, and
produce some local projects as well. The future is looking bright for
What got you into filmmaking to begin
film I ever saw in the theater was Fantasia. I was the only kid that sat
silent and watched the entire movie along with the credits. Since then
I've been writing,
making videos in grade school, waiting for the right opportunity...
What can you tell us about your filmwork prior to
couple of years have been working crew on films soaking up all the
knowledge I can. Recently Black Road, SNL film Brother In
nominated Wild, Redwood Highway. I am so humbled by all the talented
people I've worked with in the last few years. Without them these movies
wouldn't be half as good. Film is a moving machine from the person doing
paperwork to the director himself.
would you describe yourself as a director?
back but firm. Ha,
this might be a question for an actor I've worked with.
who inspire you?
child so of course Spielberg, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Kubrick most
definitely. Bobcat Goldthwait, David Fincher, Tarantino, a lot of Paul
Thomas Anderson lately. The list goes on and gets more obscure after
that - I'll think of 20 more by the morning.
Your favourite movies?
a difficult question... They
Live, American History X, A Time to
Kill, Evil Dead 2, Dead Alive (Brain Dead), Tommyboy, Blues
Brothers, 12 Monkeys, God Bless America, Tao of Steve, Comic Book
Villians, Cecil B. Demented, This Boy's Life, Goodfellas, Raging
Bull, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Shakes the Clown, Captain
Ron, Fisher King, Big
Lebowski, A Clockwork Orange, yep I'm all over
the place. Once again a hundred others... I literally watch everything. If
it sucks after 15 minutes I turn it off.
and of course, films you really deplore?
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sat through the first Twilight
movie... not one person died and it was a
vampire movie. And not really into Tyler Perry films, I just see Martin
Lawrence shaking his head every time I try to watch them.
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you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
for the interview!