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An Interview with Cody Calahan, Director of Antisocial

by Mike Haberfelner

January 2014

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Your new movie Antisocial - in a few words, what is it about?

 

Antisocial follows a group of friends on new year's at a party. Just before guests show up a epidemic hits the world causing massive violent outbreaks. The group is forced to barricade themselves inside with only social media to help them learn whatís happening.

 

To what extent does Antisocial mirror your attitude towards social media, and other sources of inspiration when writing the movie?

 

I have my issues with social media, itís not the platforms themselves but some of the people using it. Saying that Iím sucked into it as well, itís not easy to ignore it, especially when itís a huge way to connect with a potential audience.

 

What can you tell us about your co-writer Chad Archibald, and what was your collaboration like?

 

Weíve been making films together for 6 years I think? Chadís extremely talented and I think we make each other better at what we do. When we collaborate, one of us usually comes up with the idea and we pitch each other, from there itís about locking ourselves away and writing.

 

In my opinion at least, Antisocial is at its core a blend of slasher and zombie motives - do you at all agree, and is either subgenre especially dear to you?

 

Itís kind of funny cause I never really wanted to make a zombie movie, itís not that I donít love them, it's just so hard to bring a fresh vision to the genre. I usually tend to lean more towards psychological horror films than zombie or slasher.

 

Your movie is mostly restricted to just one location - so what can you tell us about your location, and what were the advantages as well as challenges of such a restriction?

 

We found our location a month before shooting, it was downtown Toronto. It was 2 months away from being torn down so we were able to paint, build walls pretty much completely change the aesthetics of the house. Jason Brown our production designer took over really changing every room. The advantage right off the bat is money. We didnít have to move so that saved us a lot of money. I'd say the biggest challenge to shooting is revisiting rooms over and over and trying to make them look different or shoot them in a certain way to give a different vibeÖ keeping it fresh was a challenge.

 

What can you tell us about the actual shoot, and the on-set atmosphere?

 

It was tight. We had a lot to shoot in a short amount of time. We had a really dedicated crew. We would shoot during the week then myself and the DOP Jeff Maher would shoot pick-ups in his basement. It didnít really stop for the core crew for the month.

 

A few words about audience and critical reception so far?

 

We premiered at Fanatasia to a sold out crowd, that reception felt the best so far. So many genre fans, laughs and scares at the right times. Like most horror films we get people who love it or hate it. Itís been mostly positive so far.

 

Any future projects you'd like to share?

 

Iím working on a few scripts right now with other writers along with Antisocial 2 with Chad Archibald. We might go to camera as early as March.

 

What got you into filmmaking in the first place, and did you receive any formal education on the subject?

 

Iíve always wanted to make movies. My parents got me a VHS camera for Christmas one year and Iíd shoot something with friends every weekend. After high school I went to OCAD and did their 4 year film program.

 

What can you tell us about your filmwork prior to Antisocial and your evolution as a filmmaker?

 

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I directed a bunch of music videos leading up to this while producing features of other directors. The last three years, up until Antisocial, I was mostly just a producer, writing here and there on the side. I think it was the right way to go. I got to work closely with John Geddes (Exit Humanity) and Jesse Cook (Monster Brawl) who have now become friends, this helped me prepare as we all learned from every shoot.

 

Filmmakers who inspire you?

 

Iím kind of all over the place with questions like thatÖ Lars Von Trier, Spike Jonze, P.T. AnddersonÖ

 

Your favourite movies?

 

Again, all over the placeÖEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, AntichristÖ

 

... and of course, films you really deplore?

 

Remakes that shouldnít be madeÖ

 

Your/your movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?

 

https://www.facebook.com/AntisocialTheMovie 

 

Thanks for the interview!

 

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