Your new movie Apocalypse
Kiss - in a few words, what is it about?
The main plot is about the battle between glamour kills and kills for
survival. The sub plot is about love lost and love unaccepted.
were your inspirations when writing Apocalypse
After successfully releasing two films on the
global market, I wanted to venture further into the entire art of filmmaking, making sets, wardrobe and transporting the viewer to a new world.
Kiss gave me that platform while being able to keep it on a
Kiss being (among other things) a science fiction film of the
end-of-time variety - is that a genre you're at all fond of? And what can
you tell us about Apocalypse
Kiss's rather unique genre mix as such?
far as the genre mix goes. Most films today add a little of every genre
into their structure. A little bit of everything. I do the love the end of
the world type of sci-fi films. It's fun and dismally pleasing to me to
imagine what if.
light of a dying world, who would you identify with the most: The girls
who just want to survive, even if that includes killing, the psychopath
who sees himself as an artist, or the cop driven to solve one last,
personal case, even if it doesn't change anything in the long run?
would have to side with Gladys and Katia... to me, those are the most
realistic characters in the film. Not so much on the killing side of
things but the survival part. We as people do what we have to in order to
get by in this world. That's reality.
would you describe Apocalypse
Kiss's look and feel?
Kiss does contain its fair share of gruesome scenes - so how were
these achieved, and was there ever a line you refused to cross for other
than budgetary reasons?
Not really. If I think it up I try
to put it in the movie.
Kiss also features some pretty impressive visual effects - so you
obviously have to talk about those a little!
(the VFX coordinator) and I shared the workload on this movie. There was a
lot I wanted to do and see in Apocalypse
Kiss. But my biggest thing was not trying to
compete with the Hollywood films. I can't. I rather impress with the use
of imagination in the VFX. Such as... the kinetic scan that sweeps down
the alleyway in a couple scenes or the door grid. They look like something
out of an 80's sci-fi on purpose. They make you think back to that. That's
more impressive to me than 100 people in a room making a helicopter crash
into a building.
you tell us about your key cast, and why exactly these people?
Hayslett [Carmela Hayslett
interview, click here] will always star in every Potent Media project as long as she
wants to, she is a team member. This is what we do. D.C. Douglas was her
idea and I'm glad we chose him to play the killer... he killed in it. As
far as the rest of the cast it came down to finding the best people for th
job at the price we could afford. No special story.
talk about the shoot as such for a bit, and the on-set atmosphere!
energy on this set was magical between the cast, crew and myself. Everyone
got it, they saw it, they felt it. That "it"
is the feeling that they were working on something more than just another
local indie flick. It was an achievement what we did in that 200 year old
building in the freezing cold. Everyone could see that Apocalypse
Kiss was different.
We made a Hollywood film for close to nothing. We had big genre names, we
built awesome sets, everyone was in wardrobe and we made things look
bigger than life. You couldn't walk onto the set and not feel the
can you tell us about audience and critical reception of Apocalypse
Kiss so far?
Well so far it's great! We have
received more press for Apocalypse
Kiss than any other Potent
movie. The majority of
the press and reviews have been very much in our favor. People seem to
really love Apocalypse
Kiss. I'm thrilled.
Any future projects you'd like to
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Of course. Potent Media
is always on the next project by the time the
current one comes out. Next week we are shooting the first scenes of Potent Media's
Sugar Skull Girls. We will be shooting Michael Berryman and
Carmela Hayslett [Carmela
Hayslett interview, click here] in some really fun scenes together. The Sugar Skull Girls
will be starring some well known faces... Addy Miller (The Walking
Carmela Hayslett (every Potent
movie), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have
Eyes, Star Trek 4), Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil's
Rejects, Police Academy). Please take a look at the teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn7Xb3iGsgs&list=UU7ALZWbUyS8AzhDtzRM3eeA
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Anything else you are dying to mention and I have
merely forgotten to ask?
You can purchase/rent Apocalypse
Kiss on the following places:
Thanks for the interview!
You're welcome... thank you.