Your new movie Man of
Action - in a few words, what is it about?
It's about an ex-military man who wants to kill his arch-nemesis
were your sources of inspiration when dreaming up Man
I work at a store, and I was on the toy
aisle one night and noticed these toy guns. I had seen them before, but
didn't realize that they had sound effects. So I started playing around
with them and I instantly got the idea for Man
of Action from that. And of
course, I was parodying movies like Rambo and The Terminator.
also an inspiration.
of Action ever planned to be a(n even remotely) bigger film than
it is (like including a cast and crew), or was it intended to be a one-man
showcase from the get-go?
It was always just intended to be
a one-man show. I've been making YouTube videos for years, and I've always
worked alone. I'm a bit of a loner, so it works for me. However, I have
asked one of my family members a couple of times if she would work with
me, but she said "no".
So what a strain was it to
play all the characters of your movie, and who could you identify with the
most, who did you enjoy to play the most?
It was a bit of a
strain, because I had to change costumes and clothes quite often. I
remember a couple of times while I was making the movie, I had to reshoot
because I was wearing the wrong clothes for the character I was playing.
Editing the movie was probably the hardest part. And I could probably
identify with Chad McIntosh the most, because he was the most sane
character I played lol. And he's such a badass, which I'm not really, but
I wish I were.
Do talk about
your directorial approach to your story at hand for a bit, and how
limiting (but maybe also liberating) was the fact that you filled all
positions on both sides of the camera yourself?
was to just make a funny, weird, entertaining movie. I don't know that it
was limiting, but it was liberating playing all of those characters. I got
to show that I could play many different types of characters in one movie.
And I don't know if there has ever been a movie made before mine, where
every character was played by the same actor.
you tell us about the shoot as such?
I shot it in 8 days.
All of the shooting took place in my home in Alabama.
Anything you can
tell us about audience and critical reception of your movie so far?
reception has been positive so far. I shared the movie on Facebook, and
some of my friends that watched it said they liked it.
there ever be a Man of Action 2 - and any (other) future projects
you'd like to share?
There will be a Man Of Action 2
on down the line, but it might be a while because there are other projects
I want to work on first. My next film will be a horror-comedy called Nightmare
Sleepover. I plan on making that at the end of this year or early next
year. And it will be in the same style as Man
of Action, with me
playing all of the characters.
What got you into filmmaking in the
first place, and did you receive any formal education on the subject?
been a movie buff since a young age, so there's always been part of me
that wanted to act and be in show business. I just didn't know how to get
into it, living in a small town in Alabama. YouTube has given the chance
to entertain people, without having to relocate. And no, I have not
received any education. I've just seen an awful lot of movies.
can you tell us about your filmwork prior to Man
I've done a few short films, with Gay
Outta Compton (a parody of sorts of Straight Outta Compton) being my most
How would you describe yourself as an
actor, writer, director?
I'd describe myself as someone who
wants to be as original and unique as possible, and maybe someone who
wants to make his audience say "WTF did I just watch"? Lol!
Filmmakers, actors, writers,
whoever else who inspire you?
John Waters, Lloyd Kaufman,
Divine, Debbie Rochon [Debbie
Rochon interview - click here], Leslie Nielsen.
Your favourite movies?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Trouble, Polyester, A Dirty Shame, Serial Mom, The Naked Gun
Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark, Class Of Nuke 'Em High, Another Gay
and of course, films you really deplore?
movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?
Everyone can see my movie Man
of Action as well as my other
videos on my YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCwP7gudVhx1aAk0UPqYHpng/feed
you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
think of anything.
for the interview!