Your new movie Party Safari - in a few words, what is it
interview with Andrew W.K. in a Safari Park that went a bit crazy and was
the most random day of my life!
What kicked the movie into being in the first
was performing at a festival called Hevy in Kent and it was actually in
the grounds of a safari park. We thought it would be a pretty cool idea to
interview him while showing him the animals and can talk about how much
they party. All went down hill from there, haha!
What did you find so interesting/fascinating
about Andrew W.K. that you wanted to do the interview that evolved into Party
Safari to begin with?
and co-director Nik Box have been huge fans since he released his debut album back in the
day. We had interviewed him a few times and got to know him quite well so
just thought it would be a really fun idea for my Hit The Floor Magazine.
During the interview, when did
you first get the feeling things got a little out of hand?
much from the moment we met up for it. He just seemed a bit, odd! As
interview progressed we could just tell something wasn’t right. It was
it was Andrew, but wasn’t! When it escalated to him talking about
the animals we knew it had gone to a new level.
hindsight, would/should you have done anything differently?
more battery power, haha! We never expected to film for as long as we did
one of the cameras ran out of batteries part way through. Besides that I
think there is anything we could have done differently. No direction was
needed. It was just one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
on the experience, are you still in touch with Andrew W.K., and will you
ever do another interview with him?
the interview contact with Andrew has been sparse. He’s a mysterious
all we know that could be a huge practical joke he’s played on us. Maybe
even him? God knows! I’d like to think we could interview him again at
point though. Wether he will talk about what happened though I have
The $64-question of
course, when and where will the film be released?
the film premiered at the Movie Days/The Dark Zone festival in Germany
few weeks back. We actually won an award for Best Party Movie which
was amazing. The film has also just been accepted for Cannes Film Festival
their Short Film Corner as well so we will be jetting over to that in May
mega exciting. As for a full release we still don’t know. I think after
have a better idea but at a guess I’d say July/August properly.
There is a fair
of stuff we still need to sort out.
you can tell us about audience and critical reception of your movie yet?
so far the film has had a very limited viewing obviously, but most people
just seem to find it a very confusing or just funny. It’s all a bit of a
surreal affair so
melts your brain a bit at points. We did discover some of the Germans at
the premiere didn’t quite get some of it due to the lack of subtitles,
but that was expected. It’s confusing enough to an English audience! Ha!
future projects beyond Party Safari you'd like to share?
myself but Nik Box is working hard on a few new projects. He is currently
to finish his latest film Killriculum Vitae and has a few other bits in
the works. At the moment it’s all about promoting this film and then we
talk about your company Hit The Floor Magazine,
and Nik Box's Dead Good Films Like Productions for a bit!
Hit The Floor Magazine
was something I started a few years back mainly just so I could blag into
free and meet my favourite bands. It kinda took a life of its own and
is now my full time job, haha. We cover everything in the music, film and
fashion world and
absolutely love it. Never planned to be a journalist never mind an editor,
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
has been running Dead Good Films Like Productions for years now. He’s built up a really good
and his last film She’s Dead actually won a few awards as well.
one of the hardest working filmmakers I know and has always been D.I.Y.
his projects. He’s mostly well known for his horror films but I know his
is to make a proper 80’s inspired kids film so keep an eye out for that
Your/your movie's website, Facebook, whatever
Hit The Floor Magazine:
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Anything else you are dying to
mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
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you at the zoo!
for the interview!