Your new movie There's No Such Thing as Zombies - in a few
words, what is it about?
Two hapless zombie hunters are sure a woman is hiding a dark secret, only for
the truth to be on the other side of the door. They are a dark comedy remix
of The X-Files'
Scully and Mulder, but with these two you're never finding the truth out
Now how did the project fall
together to begin with, and how did you get attached as director? And what
drew you to the project in the first place?
then agent, now bestie Luana Ribeira put me onto the project as she is co-producer.
I felt an affiliation on day one of filming when we met Lynn
Lowry and shot a car stunt with Rudy Barrow [Rudy
Barrow interview - click here]. Everyone was so hyped up for
it. It was almost like a Carry on Screaming film. Different from the dark
edge filming Iím used to. Comedy is hard to pull off, but when this
started as a short - Talk
of the Dead - it was inevitable that it was becoming a feature film.
What can you
tell us about There's No Such Thing as Zombies' writer/producer
Michael Haberfelner [Michael
Haberfelner interview - click here], and what was your collaboration like?
was nice to work with a producer who wasnít a complete dick. Michael had
a vision, and it was nice to be with someone with a true writing talent. We
gelled because our passion and desire work completely differently, we
donít clash. He is relentless, I am relentless, but we let each other
To what extent could you
identify with your movie's brand of humour?
I said earlier itís Carry on Screaming or Lock Stock and Two
Zombies. It has the British comedy and style to it. Iím a cheeky Essex
London lad so I love the script's British humour - written by a Austrian,
Debra Lamb, Scott Hillier
What can you
tell us about your overall directorial approach to your story at hand?
direction style is one of an auteur. I direct hand-on also I am still one
of a raw style. Long sleepless nights, fast and direct. Letís not forget
this feature was shot in a grand total of 3 weeks in total. Letís do it
again soon I say. Create a big budget within your actions on set as an
independent film maker.
talk about There's No Such Thing as Zombies' key cast, and why
exactly these people?
day on set I met Lynn Lowry, and still to this day I ask the question of
why are you not bigger than what you are as actress. A throwback to
Lamb [Debra Lamb interview -
click here] and Scott Hillier are the same actor but of different sexes, both have
the same natural talent.
Rachel Brownstein's [Rachel
Brownstein interview - click here] a natural comedy actress.
Barrow interview - click here] and Rami Hilmi [Rami
Hilmi interview - click here] are a comedy duo who I love to work with.
Riberia [Luana Ribeira a.k.a. Eirian
Cohen interview - click here] is crazy.
The cast make the film because comedy is hard to pull off.
Everyone listened and added their style to the role making this a cool
comedy that is timeless humour.
Eddie, relaxing at home
A few words about the shoot as
such, and the on-set atmosphere?
atmosphere - one sentence: A good workforce is a happy workforce. It was fun
to be creatively involved with all these people.
The $64-question of
course, where can There's No Such Thing as Zombies be seen?
You can see There's No Such Thing as Zombies next week (October
29th to November 3rd) at the IndieScream (online) Film Festival - follow the
blood-stained link: https://indiescream.in.live/
future projects you'd like to share?
long awaited Essex Warriors, directed and penned by me and produced by
myself and Michael is in edit final stages. And exclusive, Confusion
and the Survivor, a film about drug fuelled ravers falling apart at a techno
club, a film based in a world of humans and animation, written by myself and
Michael Haberfelner, directed by me and produced by us both.
website, social media, whatever else?
me on Instagram, Eddie Bammeke, and on IMDb, same one and only name.
Also, for There's No Such Thing as Zombies go to
And watch our movie on https://indiescream.in.live/!
you're just dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
out for most of cast and crew returning in a dark TV series in development,
and Deep Undercover, a dark cop TV series.
for the interview!