Chloe Destiny Gileno
Your upcoming movie Badass Bunyip - what is it about, and
what can you tell us about your respective characters in it?
Wragg: Badass Bunyip is a cautionary tale
about being outside during Chrismas. But it could be worse, you could
have to spend time with family.
Campbell McLare: It's about a couple of bogans who inadvertently
awaken the not so mythological Bunyip.
did you draw upon to bring your characters to life?
To create my character I drew upon my own experiences fighting Bunyips, oh and children. Well small children, the bigger girls
BCM: I play a drug dealer who meets with his
supplier in a local park. I drew upon my own past experience as a drug
dealer to play this character.
know, you all die in Badass Bunyip in some gruesome way or other -
so do talk about your respective death scenes for a bit!
Destiny Gileno: My killling scene was done with fake blood.
Well I play a lazy, dim witted, sexually frustrated council
worker - who is brutally beaten to death with his favorite hand, if you
know what I mean.
BCM: I have my guts ripped out by the Bunyip,
its a slow and agonising death.
did you all get involved with the project in the first place? And do you
actually all come from an acting background?
CDG: I'm a Melbourne-based model and
actress 11 years of age, and in the past two years I completed about 22 shorts
films, 2 feature films, music videos and TV ads.
I actually met David through and friend and worked on a few
projects with him. He offered me a role in which I get killed. So
naturally I jumped on it.
BCM: Dave asked me to play a drug dealer. I haven't acted on camera before, tho I was an extra in Dogs In Space.
extent were you actually familiar with the Bunyip legend before
getting involved with the movie?
As I hunt Bunyips I am very familiar. Just don't tell PETA I keep
their skulls and skins.
BCM: I knew a little about the Bunyip mythology. As a child I would camping with my Uncle who would tell
Australian themed horror campfirestories. The Bunyip tale would be told anytime
we camped near still water.
What can you tell us
about Badass Bunyip's writer/producer David Black [David
Black interview - click here] and director Gerardo Chierchia, and
what was your collaboration with them like?
CDG: I met David Black at one
audition and he is a amazing creative director I enjoyed working with him
on set for Badass Bunyip.
Well David is a very nice somewhat crazy man but a good friend.
Of course as he is a zombie, he does bite every now and again. But to
his credit he does keep bandages on him.
Gerardo is a great director to work with. It's nice having a director
who knows what he wants but will let you experiment with actions and
dialogue. I guess being a vampire he has learnt how to handle actors
over the past 300 years.
BCM: Dave and I have known each other since the
1980's, we were punks then, and now having seen Dave's work and acted in 2
of his films, I see that he has brought that punk ethos to his
filmmaking. I hadn't worked with or met the director
Gerardo before the shoot.
A few words
about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
CDG: I really enjoyed acting
and meeting great talented people on set !! This short horror brings lots
of fear and laughter at the same time - can’t wait to work with David Black again.
BW: On set we seemed to laugh more when someone was dying. Then
after they died, we filmed the death scenes in the script and laughed
BCM: The atmosphere on set was very relaxed and
yet spontaneous in its creative process. I really admire the work ethic
of both Dave, Gerardo and the other actors.
future projects beyond Badass Bunyip?
BW: I should be working on such short films with
Productions and David. Oh and I have a performance at the end of the
year with Sneakyville Theatre Company.
I'm currently running an independently
short film night with Sasha Cuha at Saint Charlie Bar 386 Brunswick st
Fitzroy. We feature short works by local filmmakers, any one can submit
and all are welcome to attend. Our next night is on Valentine's Day. An
evening of love and loving in all its twisted forms. Visit Sasha Cuha or
The Fitzroy Art Collective home page for further details.
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website, Facebook, whatever else?
CDG: Instagram - @official_chloe_Destiny
BW: My youtube channel is
Crazy Moo Productions. It mainly has horror comedy skits -
My short filmclips can be viewed
@brettsixtysix on Instagram.
Anything else you're
dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
My favorite horror film is The Thing
oh and check out Crazy Moo Productions! Crazy Moo Productions is a small company that wants to make you
laugh. So yeah, watch our videos. Please like and share. And don't get
things caught in your z...
for the interview!