Your new movie Mephisto's
House of Ill Repute - in a few words what is it about?
House of Ill Repute is an erotic nightmare loosely based on Faust. The
story centres around the Baron von Harden (Patrick Carney Jr) who is rich
and highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life and unable to win the
heart of the woman he desires, which leads him to make a pact with the
Devil at Mephisto's House of Ill Repute, exchanging his soul for unlimited
were your sources of inspiration when writing Mephisto's
House of Ill Repute?
Apart from Faust I took
inspiration from a variety of sources, everything from The Cabinet of
Dr. Caligari and The
Blue Angel to the films of F. W. Murnau, Kenneth Anger and Rouben
Mamoulian as well as old stag films and vintage erotica.
You chose to shoot Mephisto's
House of Ill Repute as a silent movie, complete with dialogue
cards and everything - was this a conscious decision from the get-go or
did that only develop during writing or even during the shoot?
love silent film and have toyed with the idea of making a silent movie for
many years now. My last feature film Spidarlings
was a musical, so it made strange sense to me that the next film would be
talk about Mephisto's
House of Ill Repute's cast, and why exactly these people?
have worked with many of the cast members on previous projects, and we all
work well together. Miss Sugar Rush, who plays Madame Mephistophilis and
Rahel Kapsaski [Rahel Kapsaski
interview - click here], who plays Eve, have both acted in Spidarlings,
Pearce and Ambrosia Vanette both appeared in my short film Waxhouse Rock,
and Harmony Filth will also appear in Gabriella Kapsaski's Artemis of the
also did the stop motion animation and models in Mephisto. The soundtrack
was composed by Opera Arcana (GB & Jones and Minus Smile).
feel blessed to be working with so many incredible artists and talented
few words about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
of the film was shot in a private sex dungeon that we were allowed to use.
Despite the subject matter and location the atmosphere on set was always
very light-hearted and fun. We're a big film family.
$64-question of course, where can Mephisto's
House of Ill Repute be seen?
House of Ill Repute has been added to the official selection of The
Frostbite International Film Festival. We are submitting it to several
other film festivals and will eventually release the film on DVD/Blu-ray
as part of the Films Confiscated from a French Brothel anthology.
Any future projects you'd
like to share?
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am currently in pre-production for my second feature film The Moon is a
Hologram. A queer sci-fi/horror film set against the background of
Manchester's punk scene. The script was born in Covid lockdown and is a
direct response to the rising wave of transphobia in the UK.
also co-writing a new novella in collaboration with Jeff O'Brien (author
of BigBoobenstein, The Night Manager) that should be out either later this
year or early 2022.
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I have merely forgotten to ask?
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Thanks for the
you for the great questions. (re)Search My Trash was the first website to
cover Spidarlings when we first started filming, and your continuous
support means more than I could possibly say.