Your movie House of
Good and Evil - in a few words, what is it about?
A tragic love story.
What were your inspirations when writing House
of Good and Evil?
If I were to be truthful, the
story came from a night of pot smoking... Eight years ago.
House of Good and
Evil being a horror film - is that a genre you can in general
relate to, and why (not)?
I love writing about the abyss of
the human soul. I enjoy writing thought-provoking stories that deviate
from the "norm". Our next couple projects are going to be
industry game changers with the franchise The Lycanthropist (a new take on
the werewolf genre; with interest from horror director Mary Lambert) and Devious, which we'll just say will shock audiences and more than likely be
banned in a few countries. I do however enjoy writing all genres. Horror
films just get made a little easier than other genres. Possibly our morbid
desires fuel the need.
What can you tell us about
your director David Mun [David Mun
interview - click here], and what was your collaboration like?
carried the shot list in his back pocket for years even though there was a
time when Clint Howard was attached to direct. David never gave up on the
project. Finally the time was right and we decided to go down the path he
offered to lead as director. Bottom line, he did far more than direct this
movie. He pulled together so many resources and talent.
to my last question, as both writer and producer of House
of Good and Evil, how big was your creative influence during the
It was a rarity, but I had the final word on
everything. David and I had an agreement early on to not deviate from the
script. I can say the final product mirrors the script, which as a writer
first and producer second, tickles me pink.
Rachel Marie Lewis
You just have to talk about your key cast for a
bit, and why exactly these people?
We really lucked out.
Rachel Marie Lewis [Rachel
Marie Lewis interview - click here] has that hunger in her eyes studios dream of finding.
She has such range, that was very much needed to carry a film like this.
It was a very demanding role.
She was paired with veteran talents like
Christian Oliver (The Good German) [Christian
Oliver interview - click here] and Marietta Marich who played Luda Mae
in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
You also have a very
small role in House
of Good and Evil - so what can you tell us about Blu de Golyer,
It was out of necessity. I worked cheaper than an
As far as I know, House
of Good and Evil is presently preparing for its festival run - so
what can you tell us about some festivals it's going to play at, and any
idea when and where it's going to be released onto the general public yet?
are doing 6 festivals (don't want to overdo it), then we will have a free
screening June 29th in Floyd, Virginia to say thanks to the town that
helped make this film a reality. After that we are in talks with several
distributors who have put some decent offers on the table. We will release
future projects you'd like to share?
Putting all my effort
into selling this one and that will determine which of the forementioned
projects we start up. I like having the power of keeping my vision
for the story intact. This means in-house funding.
What got you into
scriptwriting in the first place, and what can you tell us about your
films prior to House
of Good and Evil?
I started out by accident then
went on to write over 42 screenplays, half of which as a ghostwriter for
some top industry pens including Michael Blodgett (Turner And Hooch).
You have eventually also
picked up producing - to put it bluntly, why?
choice. My wife and I funded the majority of the film.
to my information, you have also written a stageplay, Getting Past
Saint Patrica, and a children's book, The Adventures of Captain
Greenspud - you just have to talk about those for a bit, and any other
non-film work you'd like to talk about?
I keep busy
writing. The Adventures Of Captain Greenspud is a children's book
about eating veggies. Quite a deviation from giving oral to a corpse. Your
readers will have to see the film to get that last part.
How would you
describe yourself as a writer?
Hungry. I still enjoy it and
am ambitiously hungry to create.
whatever else who inspire you?
My wife and daughter.
Everything I do has them in mind.
Your favourite movies?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Of Oz, It's A Wonderful Life, Grapes of
Wrath. Surprised? Now as far as
horror movies I have to say The Shining and
and of course, films you really deplore?
I don't feel right
slagging filmmakers. Having done it, I fully respect the artist and like
all art it is subjective. However, I do feel studios make people
cynical of filmmakers and that is a challenge us indies have to fight.
movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?
you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
you indie film fans for supporting the underdog.
for the interview!