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An Interview with Alan Del Tufo, Director, Writer and Star of Eternal Damn Nation

by Mike Haberfelner

July 2014

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The battle of good vs. evil.


What were your inspirations when writing Eternal Damn Nation? And since the film is deeply rooted in mythology, how much research went into this aspect of your story?


I was inspired by observing the world around me. Good is constantly battling evil, all over the world, all throughout history. I studied mythology extensively in college, but I wanted to come up with a completely new story. Although the devil, demons and angels are hardly original characters, I wanted to motivate them in a new direction, give them new goals. Eternal Damn Nation is a new take on an old story.


You also play one of the leads in Eternal Damn Nation - so have you written your character with yourself in mind, what did you draw upon to bring him to life, and how much of Alan Del Tufo can we find in Rian?


I did write the character knowing that I would eventually play him on screen. However, the part changed greatly over the course of rewrites. It was a much smaller part in the beginning but grew over time and became more important to the plot. That was difficult for me because I wanted to spend all of my time behind the camera. It was an extremely challenging role, Rian doesn't show much on the surface, so the audience never quite knows how to take him. There is very little of myself in Rian, he is all business and very serious, I am more about having fun and pranking people. The only similarity is that I was an amateur boxer when I was younger, so we have the same right hook.


What can you tell us about the rest of your key cast, and why exactly these people?


The lead character of Eileen was played by Jade Elysan. I liked her because she was very sincere and relatable to the audience, she is also the most well prepared actress I've ever worked with. Her athleticism was important to me as well. She had a physically challenging role, and she handled it without breaking a sweat. But in order to have a great hero, you must have great villains and that's where Carson Dougherty, Wyatt Kuether, Seth Ruffer and Joe Carney came in. I had worked with Seth, Joe and Wyatt before, Carson this was my first time. They were all fantastic and fearless. And my fight sequences took place with Wyatt and Joe, so I knew they weren't going to hurt me too bad.


How would you describe your film's specific look and feel?


I'd say it's a heightened reality... dark and ominous. There are plenty of twists and turns in the plot, so I think the story keeps the audience on their toes.


Eternal Damn Nation features quite a few quite accomplished fight scenes - so you just have to talk about those for a bit, and how were they achieved?


They were my favorite parts to film actually. I worked with fight choreographer Wyatt Kuether. I gave him a basic outline of what I was looking for and then just let him do his thing. He was amazing AND nobody got hurt. Editing though was also crucial in making the scenes look legit. I worked closely with Producer Brett Freitag on the editing of all the action scenes to make them look as genuine as possible. Rich McDonald, one of the producers on the film, is also a police officer. He provided hands on training to the actors who played the detectives. His weapons training and insight was extremely valuable to the cast.


What can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?


The atmosphere was wonderful, it was a tight knit group which is important when you are working on a very limited budget. Many of us had worked together on other projects since I use much of the same cast and crew over and over again. That's very important to me. It's a team effort and any drama that arises off-camera can cost you time & money. Having people on set such as Stefanie Cupac and Richard Tomicic, who both wore so many hats, not only made my job easier but made it feasible.


A few words about audience and critical reception of your movie so far?


Reception has been very good. Across the board the script has been praised. People realize that the film was made on a significantly low budget, but appreciation it's ambition and entertainment value.


Since you've created such a rich world for Eternal Damn Nation - will there ever be a part 2 (however tentatively), and any other future projects you'd like to share?


I would love to make a sequel. I feel there is much more of the story still to be told. I have a draft completed actually, it's just a matter now of finding the right pieces to get it into production. It's tentatively titled "The Narrow Gate".


What got you into filmmaking to begin with, and did you receive any formal training on the subject?


I grew up right outside of Manhattan and a long time friend of mine went to film school after we graduated high school. It was really the turning point in my life as I didn't know what I wanted to do with myself. I studied acting so I could be in his movies and then later communications and film production.


What can you tell us about your filmwork prior to Eternal Damn Nation?


As an actor I was in the NBC mini-series Witness to the Mob. It was the story of mobster turned informant Sammy "the bull" Gravano and produced by Robert DeNiro. I played Sammy's best friend at age 16. That part really got me started in the business. 

As a director I had a short film run in the festival circuit in 2012 titled Opening Fright. It was a horror/comedy and it was the project that set me up for my first feature Eternal Damn Nation. Opening Fright is centered around a really bad community theater troupe that's attacked by a demon on the night of their opening performance. The demon is bitter because he auditioned and wasn't cast in their show... and to make matters worse the role he auditioned for was that of a demon. It's really more comedy than horror. It's available online if anyone would like to check it out.


How would you describe yourself as a director, how as an actor?


As a director I think I expect a lot out of my cast & crew. I feel a good director is someone that can bring the best out of each member of the team. I had some experienced cast/crew members and some people who had never stepped on a film set before. Doesn't matter to me, I get the most out of everyone. I keep everyone in a positive state of mind... and no excuses, they are not allowed on my set. As an actor I feel I'm easy to work with because I understand the challenges that exist on the other side of the lens. I am a true director's actor.


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Martin Scorsese, just a brilliant director, such a distinct style. You can watch any scene he's ever done and know right away that it was his work. Danny Boyle is another favorite of mine along with when Tarantino and Robert Rodgriguez team up.


Your favourite movies?


Raging Bull, Trainspotting, The Devil's Rejects, Office Space.


... and of course, films you really deplore?


Sharknado, Transformers.


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My pleasure. Thank you for watching.


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