Your upcoming movie Broken Fate - in a few words, what's it going
to be about?
Its a very powerful story about lust as well as the realization and
coming to terms with the aftermath of high risk sex.
What exactly drew you to
the script? And to what extent can you identify with the film's lead
The script was well written by Myke Wilson. Over the last couple
years, I have been working on several "life issue" type films
that relate to battles many people face in modern society. Issues
like anxiety, teen suicide and bullying. Broken Fate fits right in
with this theme as it tackles the impacts of high risk sex, sexually
transmitted disease and AIDS. As to the second part of your
question, I and most anyone should be able to relate to the lead
character, in that I'm a human with sexual urges and desires. For
me, that is as far as my personal relation with the lead character goes
(thankfully). But I anticipate that there will be several viewers
who will be able to relate even further.
What can you tell us about your writer Myke Wilson? And what's your
Myke is beyond a great writer, he is
also a producer, director, editor and actor. He runs the company
N'Tense Pictures, he is a media student at Northern Illinois University
and stays very active in the independent movie scene.
Myke was in my office one day for a meeting related to another project and
I brought up conversation about a script he had written and was curious
about selling. I asked him what it was about and if it would be
something cost-efficient to produce. So, he gave me a brief summery
of the story and I took immediate interest and acquired the script on the
You have described Broken Fate as "While learning a life lesson from this dark drama, you also
get a film with sex appeal and some horror elements!" - care to
I would LOVE to elaborate... but I can't! That would be giving a
little to much away, sorry. You will just have to check it out
How would you describe your directorial
approach to your story at hand?
I wanted to give this film
a very clean yet erotic opening to excite the viewer followed by a very
traumatic change to turn the viewers emotions to a completely different
direction. I pushed my screen talent to different extremes to really
get this point across and give true meaning to this film. And I have
to say that my screen talent as well as crew behind the scenes did awesome
at bringing this vision through.
What can you tell us
about your cast, and why exactly these people?
I cast Hank
Hudson and Heather Dorff [Heather
Dorff interview - click here] as the leads in this film simply because I felt
they were both extremely strong actors who would push their limits to
bring the message this film is to portray across to the viewers and they
very much did. Hank and Heather are what will make this film truly
stand out and make a statement. Both are very gifted in their craft
and both went the extra mile even when in somewhat awkward and
uncomfortable scenes. I attribute their efforts not only to being
professionals at what they do, but also because they see the message this
story is to portray and feel it is a story important to tell. This
film could very seriously make people think twice before acting on
impulse. Hell, this film could very well save lives!
far as I know, at the moment Broken Fate is in post production and
already has a world premiere scheduled. What is the films current status,
when and where will it premier and when and where will the film be
released onto the general public thereafter?
That is correct, Broken Fate is in the editing room currently. Myke
Wilson (the writer) has taken on editing the film by request and is hard
at work finishing it up.
The film is scheduled to world premier on February 18th 2014, along with
several other Breaking Fate Entertainment films at The Ashbary Coffee
House in Willow Springs IL. (See the Facebook Event Page Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374499016139083/ )
After its premier, I plan to add the film to Breaking Fate TV (www.breakingfatetv.com)
where it will be available to see free for awhile before being added to
the site's membership section. We have talked behind the scenes
about assembling a DVD to feature several shorts involving life issues,
but that hasn't yet been confirmed.
Any other projects you are currently working on?
Most people in Chicagoland know that I stay overly busy working on films
all the time. At the moment, I am directing two short films in
support of the LGBT Community called Choose Love and Ring of Love
(see our current campaign:
Beyond that I am preparing to direct a horror film called On
Time Delivery staring Jason R. Davis and I'm slated to act the
lead role in Gordon Finn, which is a serial killer type role
and it is to be Wolf McKinney's directorial debut film.
What can you tell us about your company, Breaking Fate
Entertainment, and why the name change from Spook Show
Breaking Fate Entertainment is a company dedicated to all types of
independent art. Obviously, we produce film and we are well-known
for producing several film festivals. But beyond film and festival
work, many people don't know that we also produce music, books, radio,
TV and more! We have many different departments that make us a one-stop shop for all things independent. Our largest trademarks
currently are the film festivals but also rapidly growing are Breaking
Fate Publishing (www.breakingfatepublishing.com),
Breaking Fate Magazine (www.breakingfatemag.com)
and slowly but surely Breaking Fate Records
Spook Show Entertainment was the name of our company for many years.
Spook Show Entertainment, we were a charity production company called
Wish Productions, using all donated time and talent for various charity
benefits. In 2010,
Spook Show Entertainment merged with Festivals of Fright headed by
Jason R. Davis (founder of The Chicago Horror Film Festival). Jason
and I had worked on The Chicago Horror Film Festival together for a few years and Jason had the
desire to take time away, leaving the festival to me to maintain. In
2013, Jason returned to take on the role of Vice President of
Spook Show Entertainment and
has been working side by side with me ever since. Also joining
Spook Show Entertainment in 2013 was Wolf McKinney (actor/musician) who serves as
operations officer. Last summer, I consulted with Jason about a possible
rebranding and name change. It is something that had really been
talked about for some time. For the last couple years we have
ventured into a large variety of genre's outside of horror and other
such dark genres that made the name "Spook Show" not so
fitting. So it was decided that we would rebrand the entire
company and all of our trademarks / departments to the new, more open-genre "Breaking Fate Entertainment-
name. This change
officially took effect January 1st 2014 and has been nothing but a
positive change offering us even further room for growth.
read somewhere that in your free time you make scary dolls under the
banner Mr. Willy’s Killer Creatures - you just have to talk
about those for a bit!
Yes, it is true that I make scary
dolls. They are sometimes called Deviant Desire Dolls as
well. I have to give major credit for my hobby to Geo Alderson
who makes similar dolls that she calls Doll Faced Horrors. Her and her dolls were the true inspiration for what I create.
Her and I have hung out making dolls together several times and both
even own some from each others collections.
Favorite films and filmmakers who inspire you?
Never an easy question to answer. Almost 90% of the films I have
watched in my life are independent films that many people likely
wouldn't recognize. If I were to name one mainstream film, I would
have to say O Brother Where Art Thou to be my most
motivating/inspiring film to watch. I love the editing, color
correction, music and cinematography work. On the independent
level, I have always loved John Wesley Norton's Michael Morlock's
Supernatual World (which can be seen on YouTube). It's a
supernatural/comedy film that is especially fun for filmmakers and
ghost hunters. Beyond that, I screened a film by Ezequiel Martinez
called On A Dark And Stormy Night back in 2011 for the Indie
Horror Film Festival that I never would have known to love until seeing
it. It is a black and white film shot in a single location, just
outside of LA. I watched the film and absolutely fell in love with
it, so much so that I aquired the film from Martinez in 2012! I
have taken such an interest in the film that I traveled to LA to visit
the location in which the film was shot, I met most of the cast and crew
involved in the production and hosted a screening of the film under the
new name Stormy Night just a couple miles from where it was
made. Director Ezequiel Martinez and lead actor Juan Riedinger
have been very close friends ever since the first time I screened this
now multi-award winning film.
... and of course, films you really
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Your website, Facebook, IndieGoGo, whatever else?
My company's website: www.breakingfate.com
My personal website: www.willyadkins.com
My company's Facebook: www.facebook.com/breakingfateentertainment
My personal Facebook: www.facebook.com/willyadkins
My Indiegogo page: www.indiegogo.com/individuals/91582/x/91582
Thanks for the
You're very welcome! Thank you for taking
an interest in what I do.